Lent is the time that we make ourselves ready to remember Jesus' passion (during Holy Week) as well as to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. Much of this season is spent focussing on God's invitation to covenant relationship (through the Old Testament lectionary texts) and the specific invitations of Jesus to lay down our lives, to carry our crosses, to be present to hardship with honesty, repentance, and trust. It is our hope that we detach from the things of this world that control us-- many times without our even knowing it-- and instead to reconnect and rediscover our attachment to our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.