I was so happy today to read the article entitled, I Want To Wish You A Most Blessed And Holy Season Of Lent, by Father John Corapi, on his website. (Just scoot down his page a bit; I was not able to link to it directly). Father Corapi confirms what I have always believed, but have not generally encountered amongst fellow Catholics. He writes:
My dear friends, Lent is not a “somber and dark period.” I think at times, even among Catholics and other Christians, that notion has drifted about. Lent is the most hope-filled time we have, culminating in the blaze of glory that is Easter….
I hope you will read the whole article – it’s not very long. And, “go to confession!” 🙂