Way of Lent: Saturday after the ashes. 09.03.2019
Here then is the path to follow: "Humility, service, no selfishness, do not feel important or stand before others as an important person: I am a Christian ...!". The Imitation of Christ gives us a beautiful advice: love, nesciri et pro nihilo reputari, "love, do not be known and be judged as nothing". It is Christian humility.
"Let us think of Jesus who is before us, who guides us on that road. This is our joy and this is our fruitfulness: going with Jesus. Other joys are not fruitful, they think only, as the Lord says, to gain the whole world but in the end to lose and ruin oneself ».
Therefore "at the beginning of Lent we ask the Lord to teach us a little of this Christian style of service, of joy, of annihilation of ourselves and of fruitfulness with him, as he wishes it".
(Pope Francis, homily at Santa Martha, 6 march 2014)