This year we enter Lent deep into a time of stress, and anxiety. We have been bombarded by messages of alarm and uncertainty. Sometimes we doubt our personal and collective resiliency. Lent gives us time to listen closely to the messages of God’s love for us and Christ’s willingness to suffer for us. How could these gifts, given freely to each of us and to all of us, not build our resiliency and put our month-to-month stresses into perspective.