If we are to borrow from the inspiration words of the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, the period of Lent can be considered the period when we are forced to think about what he calls, the two philosophies of life. According to him, we can choose to start our lives with the Feast and like all feasts, end up with a serious hangover. The second choice is that we can choose the Fast and after that follows the feast. He further noted that: Deferred joys purchased by sacrifices are always the sweetest and most enduring.

2014: Lenten Message

Welcome to Ash Wednesday, the John the Baptist of Easter. Today, we Catholics take out our dirty linens and hand them over for dry cleaning. In this way, through our penance and supplication, the Lord in His mercy, will clothe us and make us worthy of being at the table of the Lamb. It is a time for us to prepare ourselves so that at the appropriate time, we shall be counted among those who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb (Rev 7:14).