HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY
Be necessary, to ask for forgiveness to the family and friends, says a parish priest in the church of San Jose
Lent is a time for meditation and reconciliation, it is appropriate to go to confession and ideal to see how I walk with my neighbor and with my neighbours, that if it is necessary to ask forgiveness from the wife, the husband, to dads and to all the companions, said the priest of the parish of San José, Felipe Cuamatzi Cano, during the homily of Ash Wednesday.
With dozens of catholics who came to the celebration of the beginning of Lent, Cuamatzi Cano emphasized that for the catholic Church, the number 40 is very important, as it is a time dedicated to reflection and to the review of the interior of the heart, “because in addition to the forty days that Jesus fasted in the wilderness, among other things, was presented to the 40 after being born and that the flood lasted also 40 days”.
In this sense, he called upon the catholics of the entity to reflect on their mistakes and work to fix them, this is because said that repentance in some it is not enough to obtain forgiveness, he suggested three ways to get there: the alms, the Sunday prayer and fasting.
The cross on the forehead
Thus, with the imposition of a cross of ashes on the foreheads of the parishioners at the end of the eucharistic celebration, and with such expressions as “remember that you are dust, and to dust you will return” and “repent and believe the Gospel” pastor, yesterday started Lent, a spiritual season for catholics who are prepared to live the Paschal Mystery, i.e. the Passion, Death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus.
In turn, in all the catholic churches of the entity, the membership was involved from the early hours of yesterday in this tradition of catholicism with the one that starts one of the four seasons of the liturgical year, i.e. a period of 40 days that precedes the celebration of Easter, the resurrection of Jesus.
For this reason, the parish priest called on catholics to abstain from eating certain foods during the Friday of this cycle, but not only that, he urged them to make a real penance of fasting and make the sacrifice of eating what you truly do not like.
“Some of us in these days we started to haggle about what foods we can eat, if you’re going to be haggling better not to offer anything, as it is to eat the food of penance”, finished off.