In just a few days, Lent begins.
A time to purge our heart from sin.
To live charity with our kin.
It’s not about trimming your gut,
Or making a deep budget cut,
Or showing kindness towards your mutt.
Lent is a kind of training camp,
A time to put oil in our lamp,
To make our scorched hearts more damp.
Lent is a time to love and pray,
To carve out space for Christ each day,
To embrace God’s plan, come what may.
Desserts are hard to sacrifice,
More grace is had in being nice
Whatever the pain or the price.
Forty days to love Christ, Our Lord,
For us, his sacred blood has poured,
And this should touch our heart’s strings chord!