With Ash Wednesday, we start the season of Lent that prepares us for Easter. The 40 days of prayer, fasting and penance are for self renewal and discovery of our dignity. During these 40 days, let us ask ourselves the following questions individually and as a small Christian community:
1. who am I ?
2. Who are we?
3. Why am I here? Why are we here?
4. What must I/we do?
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday with imposition of ashes and ends on Holy Thursday afternoon. The cross of the crucified Christ is at the center of this period and is our powerful symbol of self denial. Symbols to use for our reflections within our small Christian communities are: