Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12
2 Corinthians 5:20b - 6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
The vision we have of where meaning is to be found will directly affect our interaction with other folks. Lent is as much about clarifying where meaning lies, as anything. Behind all the rules and deprivations of popular spirituality is a question about what is most deeply significant. The way we begin a Lenten season is important to the way in which we will probably end it (never discounting a sign or miracle coming our way that we recognize).