What is Lent for me? Is this about performing my religious obligation or transforming my spiritual life?
Approximately 200 catechism children were called to reflect on the real meaning of Lent 2018 prepared by the Archdiocese Office of Human Development Kuala Lumpur. This year’s Lenten Campaign theme is, ‘Caring for our Common Home’ where each Christian is called to be “Stewards of Ecological Change”. We are God’s stewards and we are responsible in guarding the Mother Earth by changing our throw-away culture.
Gabriel Moses (PPC chairman) together with a few catechism teachers Sharon and Amanda presented the Lenten Campaign message of this year. This Lenten formation was held at the St. Joseph Church Formation Hall on the 4th (primary level) and 11th February 2018 (secondary level) whereas the Tamil Lenten formation for both primary and secondary levels was held on 11th February from 8.30 am to 10.30 am and was coordinated by Nicholas and Monica.
There is more to praying, fasting and alms giving that the catechism children need to learn as part of the Lenten preparations. These actions are typically understood as sacrifices that they need to make as the Lenten observance. These will lead them to the real transformation and the birth of new life as they journey towards Easter.
The sessions ended with a loud and clear message that we need to change our perspective of our spiritual life and to make our earth a better place to live in.
Lenten Formation Photo album>