forcibly if necessary
from what we think is necessary
refrain, asbstain, restrain
perhaps — perhaps
just to see
if we have grown dependent on the wrong things
and every year
if Lent is different from any other time of the year
we learn that we have
and we repent
and learn again what it is to trust
to trust that the grass will continue to grow
that the grass will grow even taller and stronger
if we do not tend to it.
to learn the meaning of all our activity
by observing the lack of it.