Well, Lent has gone and snuck up on me again.
I guess in the back of my head, I knew it was late this year and kept telling myself I had more time to prepare. But alas, it is now right around the corner.
So, in a panic, I decided to Google "preparing for Lent" and I came across a theme that stopped me in my tracks:
Paraphrasing my findings: Preparing for Lent means preparing to listen to what God wants to tell you during this blessed time.
I didn't realize it, but I've always viewed Lent as a one way street between me and God. Me giving stuff up to let Him know that I understand the sacrifice He made. Me doing good works to show Him that I am thankful. Me going to confession to tell Him that I am sorry.
Who knew I was supposed to stop and listen?
I mean, I might actually learn what He wants that way!