Lent begins today and is observed for 40 days prior to Easter. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten season. Some individuals make an individual sacrifice as an expression of their faith. For others, it’s a day of gathering and unity. In the past I have found Lent to be an incredibly fruitful time of spiritual growth but this year I don’t feel led to do it. I believe Ash Wednesday represent one of the most important aspects of Jesus Christ’s life, the extreme sacrifice He made for man kind.