Lent is the time of preparation for Easter, the most important day in the Christian calendar.
Lent is the 40 days before Easter (not including Sundays), and is traditionally a time to find a way to
focus on our relationship with God. During Lent, we consider what we could be doing to listen more closely
for what God is whispering to our own souls. It is also a time when we consider how we might show God's
love in a special way.
"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you."