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U.S. Catholic writers and readers share their reflections on their Lenten journeys. How do you plan to <a href="http://www.uscatholic.org/life/everyday-spirituality/2011/02/you-20-lent... target="_blank">"upgrade now"</a>? If you'd like to share a reflection, e-mail <a href="mailto:onlineeditor@uscatholic.org">onlineeditor@uscatholic.org</a>.

Day 39: Richard Rohr

Prayer is one of those words that needs revisioning. We tend to think of it as something we do, but it is much more something we are.

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Day 38: Thomas Merton

If we really want prayer, we’ll have to give it time.

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Day 37: Diana Hayes

There are so many hanging on crosses now, needlessly hanging.

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Day 36: C.S. Lewis

Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken.

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Day 35: Madeleine L’Engle

I believe that when I do wrong, God is hurt, as I am hurt when someone I love does something wrong or unworthy.

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Day 34: Thich Nhat Hanh

What suffering is caused by the violence in our thoughts, words, and actions?

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Day 33: Phyllis Tickle

Lenzin our German ancestors used to call this season, and since then we have called it “Lent.”

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Day 32: Archbishop Oscar Romero

Salvation begins with the human person, with human dignity, with saving every person from sin.

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Day 31: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The world would leap high toward God if all the sick were to turn their pain into a common desire that the kingdom of God should come to rapid fruition.

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Day 30: Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B.

Everything can bless us, but we’ve got to be there for the blessing to occur.

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