Father was giving a homily at the Indult Mass today, and he referred to St. Jose Maria Escriva's spirituality. Fr. Escriva would say to himself, many times daily, "Vale la pena", Spanish for "it's worth the trouble" thus sanctifying his daily duties, and many sacrifices offered up for souls. It's a relatively short run we have to suffer here on earth, for an eternity in the presence of the Lord, or an eternity of regret in hell that we didn't accept His salvific love. Let's redouble our efforts to make this the most significant Lent of our lives so far.
Here's a little poem I memorized in the midst of the hardest year of my young life; seventh grade:
Only one life,
'Twill soon be past,
Only what's done
For Christ will last.