"This season (Lent) urgently calls us to conversion.
Christians are asked to return to God 'with all their hearts' (Joel 2:12),
to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship
with the Lord." - Pope Francis, excerpt Lenten Message 2017*
"If you want to be holy, if you seek meaning in your life,
start looking into your own life and
attacking your pride in all its many forms.
God will give you extraordinary light
and the ultimate reward of holiness.
For your holiness relies not on what you do,
but on what you allow God to do through you.
Have courage. God will perfect you."
"God wants you to be in the world, but so different
from the world that you will change it. Get cracking."
*Full text: Pope’s Message for Lent 2017 – ZENIT – English
Ash Wednesday is March 1,2017