Lent is the season that prepares us to celebrate Easter. The main reason Lent is important is that Easter is our most important feast. On Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, whose passage beyond death into life offers redemption to believers. The mystery of Christís rising from the dead is so deep that the church invites us to six weeks of preparation before we fully celebrate it. We call that period Lent. Lent is a time of penitential practices and spiritual discipline.