To paraphrase a well-known marketing truism: The three most important things about Lent are: location, location, location.
That new, most important location to which Lent brings us. . .is the forgiveness and mercy of God. It is not good luck that God gives us; it is grace and peace. It is here in this new location that Christians, humbled by their neediness, are unshackled from their spiritual bonds and set free; it is here that children of God are reminded of the unconditional nature of God's love; it is here in this new location of unfathomable forgiveness that we truly can begin to "rest in peace."