Too late I staid, forgive the crime, Unheeded flew the hours; How noiseless falls the foot of Time That only treads on flow'rs! What eye with clear account remarks The ebbing of his glass, When all its sands are diamond sparks That dazzle as they pass? Ah! who to sober measurement Time's happy swiftness brings, When birds of Paradise have lent Their plumage for his wings?
At Dijon , Burgundy , it is the custom on the first Sunday in Lent to make large fires in the streets whence it is called Firebrand Sunday. This practice originated in the processions formerly made on that day by the peasants with lighted torches of straw, to drive away, as they called it, the bad air from the earth .
Lent is the time of our lives where we are most especially called to reflect on our own lives and ask ourselves, how much do we thirst for an intimate relationship with our loving Jesus who is just waiting for us to respond to His love ? It is the time that we must deeply ponder how much do we thirst for a life that is life-giving to others?
First in point of time and interest comes the mortgage debt, i.e. the claim for the return of money Lent on the security of some tangible object. Such claims are among the earliest fruits of a commercial civilization, and are nearly always affected the same way, viz. by the deposit or pledge of the security with the creditor, to be redeemed or returned on the payment of the debt.
In Greece and a number of other countries it is customary to eat something on Good Friday to which vinegar is added, in memory of the vinegar that Christ was offered on the cross. To this good soup the vinegar adds a symbolic touch… Unlike [today] Good Friday, when it is to be found throughout Lent , the Hot Cross Bun was originally eaten only on Good Friday.
The Church of England associates them with Good Friday, that day when the symbolism of the cross is all important. But you can find some references to them being eaten during Lent.
Lent is a time to listen God ’s word in Bible , also called sacred scripture. We read the Bible at home. We listen carefully when it is proclaimed during Mass .
During Lent try to live your new life of love .
During Lent we try to change our lives to the better. If we are heading down the path of sin , we turn around and go back to God . We try to practice virtues .
During this season of Lent, we pray that we might experience more deeply God ’s mercy , goodness, and love . Despite our weaknesses and sins , we are invited to put the “if” questions in the lap of God and let him fill us with the assurance, the blessed assurance, of divine grace .
Lent is as serious season since it involves reformation , transformation , and on going formation. More, the time is now and Jesus expresses an urgency that we allow God’s rule to govern our minds and hearts . Lent is a serious season because we are called to deepen our faith in the good news of God’s love and mercy revealed in Christ .
The Arab name for the mountain above Jericho where the monastery is built into the side of the cliff, Jebel Quruntu, means “Mountain of the Forty Days” and it derives from the Crusaders; French word for Lent. If we take our bearings for our Lent from this ancient monastic outpost we will once again be pointed in the direction of the quest for a breakthrough to solidarity.Martin L. Smith
With a madcap carnival during Lent , a growing number of ‘lifestyle’ stores catering to the well heeled traveler, and a friendly, easy going river side vibe, it is great place for explorations of Goa’s historic hinterland or simply a day trip back from the beach.
Nursed amid her noise, her crowds, her beloved smokewhat have I been doing all my life, if I have not Lent out my heart with usury to such scenes?Charles Lamb
When he let Kennedy use his column to send signals to Nikita Khrushchev, or Lent his skill to Vandenberg to reinforce the anti-Soviet consensus in American diplomacy, he wasn't acting as a reporter but as a patriot. This urge may be a dereliction of duty in the journalist, but it is a sign of decency in the man. That the two impulses in journalism should so often be at odds — duty versus decency — tells us more about the trade than most of us care to know.andrew ferguson
Rien n'est plus Lent que la véritable naissance d'un homme.marguerite yourcenar
Dim as the borrowed beams of moon and stars To lonely, weary, wandering travellers Is reason to the soul; and as on high Those rolling fires discover but the sky Not light us here, so reason's glimmering ray Was Lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward to a better day: And as those nightly tapers disappear When day's bright lord ascends our hemisphere, So pale grows reason at religion's sight, So dies, and so dissolves in supernatural light.john dryden
Nursed amid her [London's] noise, her crowds, her beloved smoke, what have I been doing all my life, if I have not Lent out my heart with usury to such scenes?Charles Lamb
"Mulla, I want to borrow your donkey." "I am sorry," said the Mulla, "but I have already Lent it out." As soon as he had spoken, the donkey brayed. The sound came from Nasrudin's stable. "But Mulla, I can hear the donkey, in there!" As he shut the door in the man's face, Nasrudin said, with dignity, "A man who believes the word of a donkey in preference to my word does not deserve to be Lent anything."nasreddin
He had come on her that morning in a moment of disarray; her face had been pale and altered, and the diminution of her beauty had Lent her a poignant charm. That is how she looks when she is alone! had been his first thought; and the second was to note in her the change which his coming produced.edith wharton
Heroic, stoic Cato, the sententious, Who Lent his lady to his friend Hortensius.lord byron
While Reason drew the plan, the Heart inform'd The moral page and Fancy Lent it grace.james thomson
Love Lent me wings; my path was like a stair; A lamp unto my feet, that sun was given; And death was safety and great joy to find; But dying now, I shall not climb to Heaven.
Because the gift of Song was chiefly Lent, To give consoling music for the joys We lack, and not for those which we possess.bayard taylor
By Jove the stranger and the poor are sent, And what to those we give, to Jove is Lent.homer
Lo, all that ever I spent, that sometime had I; All that I gave in good intent, that now have I; That I never gave, nor Lent, that now aby I; That I kept till I went, that lost I.