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The Lenten season should not only remain a period of fasting and reflection. It must lead to a “tangible” conversion in all aspects of one’s human life—conversion in our relationship with the earth, conversion in the relationship from person to person, and conversion in the relationship between man and God.

“In these 40 days we want to reflect on our lives, both as an individual and as a community. A good reflection requires that we acknowledge where our weaknesses lie and how they led us to sin. We understand sin as a breach in our relationship with God, with each other and with the rest of creation. To restore this harmony, therefore, repentance is needed on all three levels…,” Bishop Karel Choennie of Paramaribo said in his Lenten message. His full message was published in diocesan weekly, OMHOOG

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