We stand on Lent’s doorstep. Yes, today is Mardi Gras—a day of parties and feasting. But when tomorrow dawns we begin our Lenten journey. I recently came across this quote from Pope Francis: “Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy.” The image of being shaken from lethargy is a strong one. It seems as if so much has gone on—and continues to happen—to shake me from my lethargy. Can there possibly be more? Can I handle any more?

Our regular Backlit readers know that we share Lenten resources here as a help for prayer. Here are a few that you might find helpful. If you know of others, please share them with us.bible-cross-paper_1