1. What did your church tradition teach you about Lent? What are your feelings about Lent?
2. Think of a time you felt the need to renew your spiritual life. How did you handle it?
3. Reflect on Mark 1:15. What does the Lenten theme of repentance presume about our relationship with God? Why is this good news?
4. What does Prof. McCaulley identify as the three broad groups of people Lent is for? Which category do you fit into?