The period of 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving will begin on Ash Wednesday. These 40 days, if well lived and pondered, serve not only as spiritual exercise in preparation for the new life of Easter, but have far-reaching moral and social consequences for our nation.
The three disciplines of Lent must be seen not as ends in themselves but means to a greater end. The greater end is the new life of personal, philosophical and social transformation.
Trinidad and Tobago is in need of new life whereby we can reset what being human is and what being a society means and could mean. These shifts in thinking would lead to much-needed personal and social transformation.