I love Lent. Mostly because it is sandwiched between Pancakes and Chocolate! But also because it opens a whole load of opportunities to talk with my friends about Easter and what it is about. I usually use Lent as a time to take up something new in my daily study or weekly regime ,to focus further on God. I often find people are surprised that I don't give up sweets or crisps or anything else. It leads to some great conversations !