Can you keep a secret?
It’s something the Church knows that nobody else does. The greater the fast, the more glorious the feast. Keeping a Holy Lent makes Easter even better.
Lent isn’t about Lent. Lent is about preparing for what’s coming. And that’s what this Sunday is about.
And to let us know that if what we wanted to do for Lent isn’t working out, it’s okay to take a do-over. Or if we haven’t even tried to have a Holy Lent, it’s okay to start now.
With God, it’s always the right time for a do-over. Which is the point of Sunday’s Gospel (Luke).
But you didn’t hear that from me.