A word that signifies repentance but goes more deeply into a true conversion of heart is Metanoia. It is a radical call that turns our whole heart, soul and mind toward total dependence on God.
During Lent in particular Christians fast, pray and examine how we can follow the commandment of Christ who called us to not only love those who love us but to love our enemies and do good to those who hate us and how to better serve others. He gave us His directives in the Beatitudes and in Matthew 25 letting us know exactly where God’s judgment lies.
As St. Paul said ‘I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.” We believe this in faith and continue to strive, through God’s help to follow his Word.
Jesus promises to those who do have this conversion of heart, true Peace.
Lent can lead us into deeper communion with the Divine, to turn away from evil and love others as God loves us.