I shall judge each of you by what that person does—declares the Lord Yahweh. Repent, renounce all your crimes, avoid all occasions for guilt. Shake off all the crimes you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why die, House of Israel? I take no pleasure in the death of anyone—declares the Lord Yahweh—so repent and live! Ezekiel 18: 30-32

“The Lenten season begins. It is time to be with you, Lord, in a special way; a time to pray, to fast, and thus to follow you on your way to Jerusalem, to Golgotha, and to the final victory over death. . . .  I am still so divided. . . .”

to read the rest of this devotional see Show Me the Way: Daily Lenten Readings by Henri Nouwen