Ecclesiastically, Lent Season is an invitation for all God’s people to open themselves to God, the Savior, who wants to clean our sins and sanctify us. Therefore, the act of repentance is not an individual form of action, rather it is a communal act that is performed in relation with others, because:
The means provided to express our attitude of repentance during the Lent Season are:
As Lenten Season is the time to repent, to return to God, and to enter into an intimate and deep relationship with Christ, it is important for us to live its teaching and spirituality. To repent means we conform ourselves with the will of God. Therefore, we are willing to leave behind our tendency toward sin, focusing and relying our whole live only on Jesus Christ. Lent makes us realize that we are only fragile and sinful human beings and we must rely on God’s strength.
(Source: Bosco dan Cunha O.Carm," Merayakan Karya Penyelamatan dalam Kerangka Tahun Liturgi", Yogyakarta: Kanisius, 1992, pg. 70-72).