What Is Lent?

Have you ever been disappointed that what you created or planned didn’t turn out as hoped?  God has.  Before the great flood, humanity turned wicked on account of our own free will.  The Bible tells us that God was sorry that he created humanity and planned to wipe humans from the face of the earth and start over again.  

Remorse is part of Lent, which is the forty days leading up to Easter when Christians solemnly reflect upon the suffering and death of Jesus.  We are sorry for our sins against God, each other, and creation.  So, we repent, turn 180 degrees in the opposite direction, and promise to start anew.