Which, not surprisingly, come from Magnificat magazine:
Lenten self-awareness can bring with it a temptation to give up before we have even begun the season in earnest. We may seem to have failed so badly, year after year, to grow in the love to which we are commanded. To abandon the struggle is to yield to the “enemy,” the evil that urges us to give in because we know ourselves to be weak. The message of Lent is that God’s merciful love is stronger than all that urges us to settle for the least we can be.
Have a courageous day!