During the forty days of Lent, we consider our human condition – including sin and its deadly consequences for both individuals and society; and
consider the new possibilities offered to us in Jesus Christ as an implication for practical living. It is a time of preparation for new converts, a time
for reassessment and renewal for the believing community, and an opportunity for restitution and restoration for those who have departed from their
faith. As we acknowledge our rebellion against God and our alienation from God’s whole creation, we can begin to move on to the fruits of
repentance: the changes in our life that results from God’s grace helping us move in a new direction.