"It’s not at all important whether we name this particular 40 days Lent.
It’s not important whether we think in terms of a church calendar.
There aren’t certain specified activities that must be done. Whatever we
do or don’t do and whether or not we give a name to the season, at the
end of 40 days, it will be Easter, the most important day of the year
for a Christian. Will it sneak up on us, or will we have prepared our
hearts?" -- Noel Piper