Lenten Reflection Day 43 Holy Week: Isaiah 50:7

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The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced.” (Isaiah 50:7)

Reflection

Fear is death when humiliation is its cause. When we place our faith in God, however, disgrace produces life. The Word of God humbled Himself that we may live. He embraced dishonor in exchange for our redemption.

Holy Week symbolizes victory over humiliation. The overcoming of light over darkness, life over death.

Today’s Intention

O Lord, walk with us this Holy Week. May we do not let disgrace prevent us from living our faith.

Peace and Goodness

Holy Wednesday

“The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced.” ~Isaiah 50:7

This Holy Wednesday, I think about the times I have failed to act in God because of my fear of being disgraced; to lose face. I failed to recognize that God is always with me, especially in times of trouble.

Today, I am inspired by Jesus’ example as he prepared to give his life for us; imagine how our world would be if reputation was a concern to Him.

This Holy Wednesday, I pray to the Holy Spirit never to forget our Lord’s omnipresence, particularly during times of distress that put my faith to test in front of others; to remember St. Theresa of Jesus’ words: “Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. All things are passing away. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices.”