Lent, then, is not really about self-examination and agonizing over sin, so much as renewing our vows to live as faithful followers of the Lamb, and in the process to love him with all our heart and soul and strength and mind. Do that, and the problem of sin will take care of itself as the Holy Spirit works within us to bring it about. Lent, far from a time for moping and introspection, is a time for joy.
The Rev. David S. Fischler (DMin Student)
Associate Pastor Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Kingstowne, Virginia
This is excerpted from the Feb. 14th Lenten Devotional published by Trinity School for Ministry. I encourage you to go read the whole entry!
Here too is the devotional’s closing prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, I praise and thank You for what You have already done for me in Your incarnate life, Your atoning sacrifice, and Your triumphant resurrection. Take my eyes off myself, and focus them firmly on You, that my whole life might proclaim Your love and grace. Amen.