Lent is a time of discipline and careful preparation for the Easter season. Just as Christ suffered and fasted during Lent, we are called to do the same. We are tied to Christ through His suffering and are called to suffer some on our own. Although, we are not called to suffer and die as Christ did we can fast and give up some indulgences making sacrifices in our own ways. It is important to live simply and concentrate on our faith and prayer life during the Lenten season. During Lent, we try to live our best Catholic lives, the lives we should be living throughout the year. We must try to concentrate fully on Christ’s sacrifice and think of the ways we can pay that forward to others. We are called to challenge ourselves spiritually to deepen our relationship with Christ through his suffering and pain. By challenging ourselves to be the best that we can be, we are renewed in the spirit of life, sacrifice, and love during the Lenten season.