Lent is the time between Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday when priests wear purple and talk about penitence at Mass. It’s more than just what happens during Mass, however. Lent is a period of time when we give something up in remembrance of Jesus’ fasting in the wilderness for us. Just as Jesus denied the temptations of the Devil, we too must deny temptations. Pope Francis said that Lent should be used to rid ourselves of false idols and revive our faith in God. He also cautioned against selfishness, greed and a lack of love, urging Catholics and nonCatholics alike to examine their relationships for these vices. This Lent, we should look to examine our relationships with God and others, and leave earthy distractions behind.