Fr. Patrick writes: Desire to Repent

Day 6: Desire to Repent

Lent is a special season for everyone who wishes to prepare himself or herself for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery, the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Passion of Christ is of much significance to the Church; therefore there is the need for repentance or conversion from sinful ways in order to worthily celebrate this Mystery. God’s grace and mercy abounds in this period if only we will yield to the discipline of fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

St. Augustine said, “Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity. Enter again into yourself.” In simple terms, fasting brings a certain change to every aspect of our lives, and the positive impact of this change is Repentance.

Fasting is good, but of what significance is it if it doesn’t lead to a change of heart and a closer walk with God? But how can I repent, you may ask?
😔Recognize your need for repentance. This is the first step to attaining full repentance.
🙏🏽Seek God by humbly praying for forgiveness. God will freely pardon our offenses and give us a new life.
🙇🏽‍♀️😇Live a changed life. The way you think, talk and relate to others should reflect your new life in Christ Jesus.

Read:📖 Isaiah 58:1-12.
Prayer Point:🙇🏽‍♀️ Pray for the forgiveness of your sins and that of the world.
Action:👉🏽 Examine your conscience to uproot the hidden sins.

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