Repentance with Fr. Rob

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In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss repentance as a way of life. This means that repentance is a life long journey by which we are sorrowful to God for our actions and we are met with his mercy. Lent is the time of year where our call to repent to meet God’s mercy is most prevalent. Though, this does not mean we are not in need of mercy or repentance the rest of the year.

Listen to the previous episode where Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discussed a brief history of Lent. So, how we should not only think of Lent as a time for penance. But also think of Lent as a preparation in the Heavenly mysteries. Originally the 40 day fast of Lent was for the Catechumens, those coming into the Church at Easter. But, the Church saw a need for all the faithful to engage in a time of renewal of one’s relationship with Christ. The time of Lent is a time to reframe our thoughts, habits, and prayer life to God and prepare for the Easter Vigil. We view Lent as training in the world of Heaven. We give up the things that inhibit our relationship with God. Prayer and almsgiving replace what we fast from.

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