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

Lenten Reflection Day 37: Luke 1:31

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“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31)

Reflection

The announcement of the birth of Jesus is eternal salvation.

When the Angel Gabriel spoke to Mary, we too became overshadowed by the Holy Spirit’s grace: Jesus within us.

The Lenten season is a chance to meditate on the meaning of the Annunciation in our lives. Are we servants of the Lord? Is the joy of the Word of God manifested in us? The answers lie in our hearts.

Today’s Intention

May the Holy Spirit teach us to live out the child Jesus conceived within us.

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.”

Peace and Goodness

Lenten Reflection Day 6: Mark 1:14

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“After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God.” (Mark 1:14)

Reflection

Lent is a time of transformation. Upon Jesus’ return from the desert, the Prophet John the Baptist gave way to the Word of God.

The effects of Lent are lasting. After his death, Jesus passed on the fruits of his desert experience to Peter and the apostles. As a result, we too have access to Jesus’ Lent experience. Let us make the most of it.

Today’s Intention

Lord Jesus, you used John the Baptist, Peter, and the apostles to prepare the way for you and spread the gospel of God. We humbly ask that you give us the same grace this Lenten season and the strength to fulfill it.

Peace and Goodness