"For God so loved the world that he gave his only son..." (John 3:16) This famous verse from John's Gospel summarizes well the "Good News" of the Christian faith. God loves so much that he created the world and all it contains and us within it...that is very good news! That he then shared with us his Son becoming flesh to live among us and share with us our joys and sufferings, that too is very good news! But there is a dark side too that John expresses further on: So this is the deal: the Light came into the world, but we preferred the darkness. That is not good news.
Lent calls us to examine what is yet dark within us and turn then to the Light.