To me, the Lenten season relays such a strong message - hang in there despite the trials and tribulations, keep the faith and yes, things will and do get better. Despair if you must and if you feel you have to, but don't wallow in it. True, there are people who will betray you, hurt you and deny even knowing you. But sooner or later, they'll realize what they've done. Bad things will pass, and in its place, what else but good can come of it?
Happy Easter to all of you!