How to get through Lent? How to get through Holy Week?
I have been asked these questions before, more than once, in lots of different ways. It usually eludes to fasting as we near the beginning or end of it and the anticipation of the feast ahead.
Isn't that Christian life, perseverance and anticipation? So, the only way to "get through", is to do it joyfully. Fasting is not a chore or punishment, it is but a tool. A tool and exercise to reinforce in us perseverance and humility.
So how to get through these periods? Simple, it is the way we are to get through all the rest of the year.
Joyfully with prayer, repeating the prayer of the heart.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have Mercy on Me, The Sinner.