Lent–The Epitome of our Whole Life
Christians must always live in this way, without any wish to come down
from their cross–otherwise they will sink beneath the world’s mire.
But if we have to do so all our lives, we must make an even greater
effort during the days of Lent. It is not a simple matter of living
through forty days. Lent is the epitome of our whole life.
~St. Augustine–Sermon 205, 1