Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian calendar. Lent is the time leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion and death. Easter is the celebration of his resurrection. During this time we reflect on the gospel, and examine our own lives, striving to move closer to the people God calls us to be, the person that Jesus’ modeled for us. Although we will never attain His perfection on our own, we are made perfect in God’s eyes because of his death and resurrection.