Its early morning and I'm still up. It will soon be getting light - the days are definitely getting longer - and I haven't even been to bed. Too much going around in my head. Ash Wednesday already and I'm not ready. But then, when are we ever ready for the changing liturgical seasons? They creep up on us or arrive fired up like steam trains and catch us unawares. Lent, of all the holy seasons, though, demands time out, requires reflection. Its not a case of giving up but of stepping up. Stepping up a gear in our devotion and in our setting aside time to walk with and to listen to God in our everyday. Maybe a sleepless night is as good a way as any to start.