Ash Wednesday 2014
Although many outside the Faith look askance at the penances Catholics perform, they are unable to explain the meaning of Christ’s words, “unless you do penance you will perish.” We have great attachments to our vices, and it is only through grace and penance that we can learn truly to hate our sins. The season of Lent is a time of mercy. We receive this mercy through confessing our sins and receiving the sacraments. We must pray the Confiteor and beg God to help us, with a true conviction of amending our lives.