Lent is a call to return to the fundamentals of our faith, beginning with the renewal of an appreciation of our baptismal commitment. I prefer not to complicate Lent. It’s good to give up sweets and desserts and such things, but it is far more important to fast and abstain from sin. During Lent, it can be helpful to ask, “Where does sin have a grasp on me?” “What do I need to repent of?” “Where is the Lord calling me to conversion at this time?”
Answers to these questions can be a guide for our Lenten journey.