God loves you so much God willingly self-empties through the crucifixion of Jesus to help you fully experience this love. But God also calls you to get so serious about this love that you seek to become a new creation in Christ. That’s what this season of Lent is about that begins with a day of ashes, confession, lamentation, solemn reflection and repentance. The point is not to prove how holy you are. It’s to get you ready to receive the gift of Jesus’ resurrection over death, hatred and sin in a brand new way!