Lent can sometimes get a negative reputation. It’s viewed as the season in our faith when we give things up, we prepare for the worst. This year, let's allow ourselves to imagine that God wants more for us than just six weeks of discipline or six weeks without chocolate. Let us imagine that God wants a life for us so expansive that faith, joy, and hope flow over the edges. So let us pray, not because we have to suffer our way through Lent, but because the truth moves us one step closer to that expansive faith.