Homily from Ash Wednesday.
The goal of the Christian life is to become like Christ.
As we begin Lent, we often mistakenly choose arbitrary things to give up or arbitrary ways to pray. But the goal of Lent is more than "doing something difficult" or "getting better". The goal of lent is the imitation of Christ.
- Mass Readings from February 22, 2023:
- Joel 2:12-18
- Psalms 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-14 and 17
- 2 Corinthians 5:20—6:2
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18