Lent is a time of happiness and renewal preparing us for the joyous resurrection of Christ. We are called to grow in Christ’s live by carefully reflecting on our own faith life. We should try to live our best lives by walking in the ways of Christ. Although Lent is a time of sacrifice, it is also a time of giving and mercy. We should offer ourselves up to God and to others so that we can became the best versions of ourselves. Along with prayerful reflection, we are called to go out into the world and do good deeds just as Christ was doing all the time. We can challenge ourselves to do the corporeal and spiritual works of mercy everyday during Lent. We can give up our favorite foods for Lent but more importantly, we should try and be active and joyous Christians preparing for new life in Christ during Lent.