Today's reading: Psalms 11-16
"The Church welcomes the lenten spring with a spirit of exultation... There is nothing gloomy here, nothing dark or remorseful, masochistic or morbid, anxious or hysterical, pietistic or sentimental.
The lenten spirit in the Church is one of splendor and delight. It breathes with the exhilaration of those girding up to 'fight the good fight' for the One who loves them and has given Himself to them for the sake of their salvation."
- Fr. Thomas Hopko, The Lenten Spring, pg. 9
May we all strive to embody such a lenten spirit! Καλή Σαρακοστή!