Lent is the time of the year where Christ invites us into the desert. He is offering us a time to pray, to be alone with God and put our lives in order. He will always give us the strength and wisdom to do what is right and make those around us happy. Prayer requires that we silence our hearts, our minds and our spirit, so we can listen to God and understand what He wants to make us happy. He wants to give us His joy. He wants to Love us. Lent is an opportunity through sacrifice and penance to purify our feelings and bring our thoughts and actions closer to Christ. God’s gift to us is time, and the freedom to choose what we do with it. We are invited to spend some time with Him and receive His strength and love.