To me, Lent is beautiful. The ability to take part in the celebration of Lent is a gift from God Himself. Lent is characterized by penance, self-denial, and self-sacrifice. These are things that as humans, we typically avoid. It is a time for repentance, fasting, and preparation for the arrival of Easter. When we participate in the celebration of Lent, we allow ourselves to partake in a sacrifice similar to Jesus Christ’s sacrifice. Jesus sacrificed Himself for us, his brothers and sisters, out of love. In the same way, we sacrifice things for Him and await His arrival during the season of Lent. The season of Lent is beautiful in the way that it brings about the potential to change oneself. It gives us the perfect opportunity to cleanse the soul and work towards holiness.