“Yet now," declares the Lord,” return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments." Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster." - Joel 2:12-2:13 ESV
In order to appreciate Jesus and to feel for him, thinking back to his suffering would make someone feel. It allows for someone to forget all of one's riches, and to diminish envy for others. Lent is a time to understand Jesus a little deeper.
Lent is a time to subside from the world and focus on your faith. Lent helps answers questions that have been unanswered. -C