The festivity of Lent is a sorrowful period of time, which involves the dual restraints of self-discipline as well as abstaining from consuming food. For the duration of Lent, a lot of Christian people take a pledge to fast or part with some sort of foods, luxuries, and habits.
A lot of Christians do away with cakes, flesh, candies, drinking alcohol, or smoking of any kind for the period of 40 days and the amount of money that is saved from abstaining from these things is then donated to charity or for a noble purpose.
All this is performed together with a type of sorrow and as a spiritual thing to train our bodies and clean our spirit to pray, mirror, and anticipate in planning for the festival of the Easter. The period of Lent continues for a long way series of 40 days and the primary day at the start of Lent is the Ash Wednesday, which is the occasion that follows the Shrove Tuesday.
Most importantly, the Lenten Fast, which is the series that a majority of people ruminate on being Lent initiates with the Ash Wednesday as well as it concludes with the event known as the Holy Saturday and not the Easter Saturday, which is the Saturday following Easter.
Conversely, the 6 Sundays that take place within this lent period aren’t the days of fasting. All the Sundays are at all times the treat n feast days within the Calendar of Christians and consequently not reckoned to be within the 40 day series of Lent.
Top 7 Lent Inspirational Quotes and Sayings
“It would be easier to sacrifice some big thing to God, to impose some hard rule upon ourselves, than to say: ‘Do what you like with me.’”
“You honor this altar indeed because it receives Christ’s body -at the Eucharist]. But the poor man, who himself is the body of Christ, you treat with scorn…You can see this altar lying around everywhere, both in streets and in marketplaces, and you can sacrifice upon it every hour [by almsgiving].”
“Joy alone is the mother of sacrifice because sacrifice is not reasonable if it is not attracted by the beauty of the truth. It is beauty—“the splendor of the truth”—which calls us to sacrifice.”
“But you, dearly beloved, who have believed the promise of the Lord with your whole heart, flee the foul leprosy of avarice and make a holy and wise use of God’s gifts.”
Do not turn your face away from anyone who is poor and the face of God will not be turned away from you. If you have many possessions, make your gift from them in proportion; if few, do not be afraid to give according to the little you have. So you will be laying up a good treasure for yourself against the day of necessity. For almsgiving delivers from death and keeps you from going into the Darkness.”
“You are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and my self is the earth’s shadow that keeps me from seeing the entire moon. The crescent is very beautiful and perhaps that is all one like I am should or could see; but what I am afraid of, dear God is that my self shadow will grow so large that it blocks the whole moon and that I will judge myself by the shadow that is nothing. I do not know you, God because I am in the way. Please help me to push myself aside.”
“Our entire lives are like [Jacob’s] long night of struggle and prayer, spent in desiring and asking for God’s blessing, which cannot be grabbed or won through our own strength but must be received with humility from him as a gratuitous gift that ultimately allows us to recognize the Lord’s face. And when this happens, our entire reality changes; we receive a new name and God’s blessing.”