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Lent is a moment, children, for coming to meet Christ again, to recognize Him with a new gaze, a gaze with neither veils nor fear so that you may know who He is and who you are as you stand before Him, in which you are called to experience upon facing the Son of God.
Many are those who walk at the side of Christ, eat from His Body, drink from His Blood, participate in His wonders and hear His Words; but few are those who look at the Lord without veils in front of their eyes, without walls in front of their hearts and know Who He is, and also discover themselves before Him.
But Lent is this moment, for in it the Lord says to you: "I Am that I Am, I Am He Who Is; One with God, the very God made Man and Spirit."
And in hearing this revelation of the Son of God, your eyes open so that you may not only recognize Him but also recognize yourselves.
Lent is a moment for defining yourself in search of Christ and to experience the revelation of His Presence; let yourself be flooded by His mysteries and transformed by His Love. Or else, children, see Him pass by and do wonders, see how hearts are transformed upon listening to Him and yet remain blind and deaf to Him.
Choose life, life in Christ, life in Truth, life in the freedom from yourselves. Choose the fading of the dust.
Do not cling on to yourselves, to your virtues and skills, to your convictions and knowledge, to your minds and beliefs. Cling on to Christ, to His Celestial Truth, to His Presence, to His Life.
This is the meaning of Lent: to prepare and to define yourself in Christ.
You have My blessing for that.
The Most Chaste Saint Joseph