As we prepare ourselves for the coming of Easter, I would ask you to take a moment to consider the true meaning of Lent. Many people observe Lent as a period of sacrifices, often fasting, “giving up” habits and focusing on personal challenges. But does this truly capture the spirit of Lent? Instead, think of Lent as a time to prepare ourselves to be more like Jesus at Easter time. This can be through an act, a thought or a process that helps us to become kinder and more merciful human beings.