Lent is a season that focuses on devotion, renewal, and repentance. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. This season is forty days long, in which Christians replicate Jesus’ sacrifice in the desert. Catholics choose to give up a favorite food, activity, or may choose to help those in need. Every person, 14 years or older, must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays during Lent. Every person between the ages of 18 and 59 must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This Lenten season I will be volunteering my time. Instead of giving up a favorite food of mine, I will assist in nursing homes and donation facilities. This Lenten season I hope to become closer to God.