It is a good model for our current predicament. A time of fasting and introspection. Where you examine your life and toss out the dross.
We need to do this, each and every one of us. I would argue that if you feel you life has been virtuous and good, perhaps you need to look deeper. The taint of original sin is in all.
The hard part of where we will be going is going to be getting our heads in tune with the way the world really works. That you have duties to your fellow man. That sacrifice and thrift are more important than things.
Begin to pray. Begin to work to better yourself and provide for your neighbors.
The time is now