|If you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy
the afflicted; Then light shall rise for you in the darkness. (Isaiah 58:10)
"Repent, and believe in the gospel," Jesus told the crowds (Mark
Perhaps at times we listen to sermons or read the gospels and apply the message to others.
Often we can think of many people who need to repent. However we must be careful not to
apply the gospel only to others. This call to repentance applies first of all to you and
me. Recall that Jesus often preached in the synagogues and at the temple. He was preaching
to the church goers and church workers. The call to repentance was not just to those
sinners out there. The message of repentance is for Church leaders and workers. It is for
you and me.
Q: When does Lent begin?
A: Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is the day on which the faithful have their
foreheads signed with ashes in the form of a Cross. It is also a day of fast and
Make a note on your calendar to participate in the Sacrament of Penance.
look upon our weakness and reach out to help us with your loving power.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the
Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.