Jl 2: 12-18
Dear Lord in real repentance we come before you, we pray that you may change our ways of thinking and doing for the kingdom of heaven.
Lord exhorts us to return to him from our ways of selfishness, with whole heart, with fasting, and weeping and mourning. However, Lord does not expect a customary practice for the sake of the same. Rather each one is called to reflect on one’s on life to see what he or she needs to abstain from to detach oneself form the attachment of this world to attach to the Lord and Master Jesus Christ.
It is an acceptable time to come back to me, however, the Gospel exhorts to us to do all what we want in secret addressing to the heavenly father who sees it in secret. We are sure that he will reward us for the same.