During the Season of Lent, Catholics are asked to:
“Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.”
It is a time for us to reflect on our lives, our choices, and our actions, so as to recognize our sins and name them. To turn away from a life of excess, earthly desires, and actions motivated by the self. We are to find comfort in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, as we experience God’s Mercy and to spend the 40 days of Lent in penance for the reparation of our sins, asking for a conversion of our hearts to only seek what is good in the Lord’s eyes, and to spend time with the Lord in prayer.
It is through dying to one’s self, and rising to a new life with Christ as we renew our Baptism vows, that we find Comfort, Hope, Love, and Mercy this Easter.