This is our weekly Lenten reflection/talk. Today we talk about:
The purpose of Lent, therefore, is to keep alive in our consciousness and our life the fact that being a Christian can only take the form of becoming a Christian ever anew; that it is not an event now over and done with but a process requiring constant practice.
Let us ask, then: What does it mean to become a Christian? How does this take place?
Dogma and Preaching, Bemedict XVI (2011)
Let us change our garments to sackcloth and ashes, let us fast and weep before the Lord, that our God, rich in mercy, might forgive us our sins.
Let us correct our faults which we have committed in ignorance, let us not be taken unaware by the day of our death, looking in vain for leisure to repent. Hear us, O Lord, and show us your mercy, for we have sinned against you.