Lent

Lenten Cross

The Christian church in Easter season celebrates its Lent.
Some youngsters asked me one day to explain them what it meant?
Their ignorance extends so widely through the church today –
For sacrifice and fasting isn’t trendy, I would say.

When celebrating Lent the Christian often seeks to choose
To fast and pray, to give up something they’d not rather loose.
The idea is through abstinence, to Jesus emulate
When forty days He fasted in the desert situate.

I suppose that it sounds crazy to deny yourself this way
But if we live in heaven in our next life; then we pay
A little fasting now with gladdened hearts because we see
We closer draw to Christ while still on earth we mortals be.

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