People do not mortify themselves during lent / out of a sick desire to suffer / God did not make us for suffering / If we fast or do penances or pray / It is for a very positive goal / by overcoming self (the ego) one achieves the Easter resurrection / We do not just celebrate a risen Christ/ distinct from us, / but during lent we prepare ourselves / To rise with him to a new life/ and to become the new persons / That are what the country needs right now / Let us not just slogans / about new structures: new structures will be worthless: without new persons / to administer new structures that the country needs: and live them out in their lives.


St Oscar Romero


As we allow God to convert us we become effective instruments of change wherever we are.


Conversion of hearts affects real change.