If anyone would like a Lenten education, try the poetry of George Herbert. Here are the last two verses of his poem “Lent”.
Who goeth in the way which Christ hath gone
Is much more sure to meet with Him then one
That travelleth by-wayes;
Perhaps my God, though He be farre before,
May turn, and take me by the hand, and more,
May strengthen my decayes.
Yet, Lord, instruct us to improve our fast
By starving sinne, and taking such repast
As may our faults controll;
That ev’ry man may revell at his doore,
Not in his parlour - banquetting the poore,
And among those, his soul.