Here are some thoughts from Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt (1817-1881) that may help to guide our Lenten journey:
"When we behold our own weakness, let us look up to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He offered Himself in atonement for our sins and shares with us the treasures of His Heart. Our good works and virtues have value only through Him. In the Heart of Jesus we find the fountain of love that was the source of all He did during His entire life. Let us mold ourselves entirely according to this model. In the various circumstances and happenings of our life, let us always ask, "How would Jesus have acted?" Let us do likewise and imitate His meekness, His humility, His love, His mildness, His spirit of penance. Now, during the holy season of Lent, we want to think of His fasting, especially His spirit of fasting. Jesus will be pleased to find hearts that with Him think of the sinners whom He loves so much. But how He must feel when He sees those who act as if He had never done anything for them. Heart of Jesus, help me to grow in the knowledge of Your love that I may love You more and more. Dearest Mother Mary, help me to imitate more and more the virtues of the Sacred Heart. Amen" (February 22, 1855).