Lent begins in just a couple of days. Ash Wednesday is February 14. The Power of the Cross is a Lent devotional. It's available as an ebook here.
When our earthly life ceases, we will be welcomed into God’s
kingdom to the degree that we made him the Lord of our lives.
For many of us, that will mean some time along the purgative
way, learning to release all of our demands upon God. God has
found his rightful place in our hearts when we realize that whatever
he wills is best for us.
-The Power of the Cross