Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before we celebrate Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. We as Catholics should replicate Jesus’ sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for the 40 days of Lent. This reading from Mark’s Gospel tells us about Jesus’ sacrifice while he was in the desert and I believe that we as Catholics should also make some sort of sacrifice during this season of Lent. This sacrifice does not only have to be giving something up. Whether we give something up such as a bad habit or become more prayerful during this period, we should all do something to prepare ourselves for Christ’s death and resurrection. Personally, I will be attending Mass more often and coming to the spiritual events that Kellenberg has to offer such as XLT. I would like to improve my faith life during the season of Lent so that I can strengthen my relationship with God. Jesus said in Mark’s Gospel: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” During this season of Lent, I will repent and believe in the Gospel. I encourage all of you to do the same and to make some sort of sacrifice during this season of Lent. After all, Jesus made the biggest sacrifice on the cross in order to save us all from sin.