Tuesday, March 4, 2014

As if it Were Our Last

'Lent is the autumn
of the spiritual life,
during which we
gather fruit to keep us going
for the rest of the year.
Enrich yourselves
with these treasures,
which nobody can take from you and which cannot be destroyed.
I am accustomed to say
that we will not make Lent well unless we are determined
to make the most of it.
Let us, therefore, spend this Lent
as if it were our last,
and we will make it well.'

St. Francis de Sales

Painting:  Fra Juan Sánchez Cotán