Lent, the period that leads up to Easter, is traditionally a time not just to give up some indulgence but to undertake some self-examination. We all get it wrong at times and it is good to come clean when we have. The deeper reality can also come into view – there is an underlying problem with the human condition that causes these persistent failures. Then we are prepared for Easter and the radical steps taken by God to put things right at the deepest level.