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February 21, 2016
First Sunday of Lent
We are in the season of Lent. It is important to realize that our life is a long journey towards God and to prepare ourselves to meet him face to face. During Lent, the church invite us to go deeper into our inner-selves to examine what is going on in our heart and mind. By means of fasting, penance and prayers, our relationship with God and with one another are purified.
The purpose of the Lent is to provide that purification by weaning human persons from sin and selfishness through self-denial and prayer, by creating in them the desire to do God’s will and to make his kingdom alive by making it first come into their hearts. The real aim of Lent above all else, is to prepare us for the celebration of death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The better preparation for this day, the more effective the celebration will be. The Church invites all to repent from evil ways and return to the Lord who is eagerly waiting for each one to come to him.
Fr. Jonas Tandayu, MSC