Post - recovery and healing time believer, and through it the whole society - the head of the UGCC

this year to prepare the Passover marked scourge of war and economic hardship. Lent - a period of conversion, penance and prayer - is a time of revival, renewal and healing believer, and through it the whole society - the power of the Holy Spirit and act. Head of the UGCC, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk). Photo: ZIK This writes in the Pastoral Letter on Lent head of Church Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk). He stressed that Lent – This is a special period of the liturgical year, a spiritual awakening and cleaning. The Lord encourages us to attention and reflect on personal life, ourim attitude toward God and neighbor; invites us to test how well we experience the historical circumstances in which we have to pass this year path of Lent. &Laquo; Our relationship to God we Christians call faith. Living in complete trust in God and His dosvidchuyuchy active presence in our lives through prayer, wefind in him a source of hope – become strong His power and His love vidrodzhuyemosya. To live with faith in God – means continually updated. In particular, during the Lenten journey we have to survive « spiritual reform updates » &Ndash; conversion to God, – notes patriarch. This conversion we tradiyno call to repentance, directing all thoughts, desires and aspirations to God, the restoration of the ability to fight evil, strengthening resistance lies. True repentance is not only deep inner nature and is not just our personal relationship with God. Just as sin spreads around us death and destruction, our conversion to a Creatorability to beneficially affect our society. That is why fast – the period of conversion, repentance and prayer – we call time revival, renewal and healing believer, and through it the whole society – power and action of the Holy Spirit & raquo ;. The patriarch adds that the struggle against evil, falsehood and sin is not only a matterindividuals. As people able to resist aggression attacker only about ’ united, joint efforts, just personal spiritual revival of Christian life is impossible without upgrading its relations with neighbors. &Laquo; no true prayer without fasting and alms, as you can not love God without noticing pain neighbor … By onkayannya conscience calls us – the voice of God in our souls, our true « I & raquo ;, which will meet with the light of God's truth. Right experienced Lent strengthens this voice allows us to better hear it, not zahlushuvaly it without losing the brightness of God's truth in our hearts and not gone astray, – Blessed adds. &Ndash; However, not only a few people can zamulyuvaty his conscience and indulge in self-deception. History and reality show us that this state of flow goals of society. Therefore, every person, society also needs renovation, conversion and look at themselves in the light of truth & raquo ;. Christian love is manifested in social terms as cocial justice, he adds. Conversely, social injustice is both evil and falsehood and sin. That's why the first step in a national repentance should be a revival of justice for those who are weakest, the most vulnerable and most in need. &Laquo; One of the indicators of social conscience in the state is the judicial system, and consciousnite moral health ’ state I have a fair trial, which is the basis for a viable law of God. This Court is meeting point between God's truth and personal and social life of the citizen. It ceases to be valid if not looking for the truth, and the judge – when acting against God's truth and His Law … We all know that notfair trial can be an instrument of violence and reprisals against human, means of repression and neglect the dignity of the whole nation. Each wrong and injustice impressive, but wrong and injustice which people undergo where it should protect against injustice strikes and hurts much stronger and denies hope. In our country people feelI most defenseless just before the judiciary, as is the need for judicial reform in us is not the most critical & raquo ;, – emphasizes the head of the UGCC. According to him, and fast, and reforms need to self, work on yourself, which can even be painful. &Laquo; This year preparation for the Passover of the Lord will be marked The Disasters of War and economic hardship. Let our endurance in the struggle for freedom and a better future of their people updated through voluntary self-denial for renewal of private and public life, personal sacrifice for the victory of love over hatred. We Christians know that the result of this reform, renewal depends not only on us, and on our firstaccord with God by keeping two prerequisites real fast – prayer and almsgiving. Prayer opens us to God, He invites us to act, and charity, to others and the overcoming of injustice in the world, is voluntary mortification of our evil inclinations for pilgrimage to the resurrection. Let the power of the Christian updateSecond faith, hope and love gives us certainty in the inevitability of the victory of God's justice over injustice, – victory over every enemy, internal and external, that rebels against God and the dignity of man, created in His image and likeness & raquo ;, – summarizes the patriarch. Told