The words “Lent” and “Romance” typically don’t go together. Lent brings to mind drudgery, sacrifice and slogging through the dreary days of February without your favorite treats. What’s romantic about that?

At its essence, however, Lent is all about love. It’s about creating more space in our hearts to encounter God. Edward Sri offers practical ideas for starting Lent well as he unpacks how the three main devotions of Lent help us love God with all our heart, soul and strength. 

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See Edward Sri’s article “The Romance of Lent” at


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