Lent

autumn

It is Lent, a solemn month.
The preparation of the believer,
through prayer, penance, repentance,
charity, atonement and self-denial.
Can I commit to Lent?

The Stations of the Cross,
to kneel and pray.
On Fridays, no meat,
40 days of Lent.

Look to the Cross,
The agony of the thorns,
The scourging He endured,
Nailed and speared.

Each Lent I try,
Most days I fail,
My faults multiplying,
He still loves me.

I want my comforts,
I crave my habits,
I pray and try,
I cave-in, nailing Him again.

I make excuses, I am weak.
I crucify Him.
I don’t have the time, I am busy.
I crucify Him.

Faith shaken,
prayer meaningless,
Evil calling,
A pull to give up.

Look to the Cross,
A victory won.
However much you stumble,
He will never let you fall.

In brokenness I reach out,
Hurting from failure.
Eyes drawn towards the Cross,
I surrender all my hurts.

As many times as I fall,
Will be as many times I conquer.
As long as my soul seeks Him,
As long as I look to the Cross.

By C.E. Pereira
(2-4-2014)

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Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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