A lot can happen in forty days and forty nights.
More useful things will happen if we enter into this period of sweet discipline with open hearts and minds, with conscious attention.
It’s not about succeeding, however, but it’s about simply being faithful.
That’s when the most interesting, enlivening things happen.
It is then that our sense of God is opened, transforming everything.
Lent is about sacrifice, open heart and mind, truthfulness and holiness.
“Rend your hearts, not your garments”. what ever we do should come from the heart, not showing off, and our heavenly father who see’s what you do in secret will reward you.