Lent is about being purified of all our attachments so we can receive more of the good things that the Lord has in store for us, more of his love, more of his mercy, more of his grace.
Lent is often called our time in the desert. We go into the desert to find Jesus. Lent is a time to rediscover the mercy of God and discover all that keeps us from pursuing him with all our hearts.
Don't forget the reasons for everything we do during Lent. We go into the desert with Jesus to be purified so that we can be renewed and transformed by his love.