As Catholics, Lent is a very important time for us. It is a time to understand Christ’s sacrifice and the suffering that he endured for us by giving his life on the cross. To help understand this sacrifice, God asks us to give something up during the season of Lent. The purpose of this is to make our own sacrifice, on a much smaller level, to suffer as Jesus did for us. Personally, I am giving up ice cream. This is a small sacrifice but is very meaningful to God. During Lent, we can also promise to do something better or work to be better at something. For example, you can promise God that you will pray every night before bed, if that is something you do not already do.