Lent Illustrations

  • prayer3Show me the suffering of the most miserable;
    So I will know my people's plight.

    Free me to pray for others;
    For you are present in every person.

    Help me to take responsibility for my own life;
    So that I can be free at last.

  • students1This actually happened in a youth ministry class at Hannibal-LaGrange College in Missouri.

    I left work early so I could have some uninterrupted study time right before the final in my Youth Issues class.

    When I got to class, everybody was doing their last-minute studying. The teacher came in and said he would review with us for just a little bit before the test. We went through the review, most of it right on the study guide, but there were some things he was reviewing that I had never heard of. When questioned about it, he said that they were in the book and we were responsible for everything in the book. We couldn't really argue with that.

    Finally, it was time to take the test.

  • bread slicedFast from judging others;
    Feast on Christ dwelling in them.

    Fast from apparent darkness;
    Feast on the reality of light.

    Fast from pessimism;
    Feast on optimism.