“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 Peter 2:24

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Christ Himself carried our sins in His body to the cross,

so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness.

It is by His wounds that you have been healed.

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– 1 Peter 2:24 (GNT)

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REFLECTION…

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If we are to accompany Christ in the glory of His Resurrection

we must first enter into His holocaust

and be truly united to Him as He lies dead on Calvary.

We will not be able to share in Our Lord’s Resurrection

unless we unite ourselves with Him in His Passion and death. (St. Josemaria Escriva)

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So, in these last remaining days of Lent,

let us accompany Jesus, in our prayers,

along His painful way to Calvary

and His death on the Cross.

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As we keep Jesus company

let us not forget that we too were protagonists in all those horrors,

for Jesus carried our sins in His body to the cross

– each and every one of our sins.

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We have been healed

and freed from the hands of the evil one and from eternal death

at a great price – that of the Blood of Christ.

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Contemplate, therefore, on Christ’s passion,

place yourself there with the crowd of onlookers,

right from the moment He enters Jerusalem

until His crucifixion on Mount Calvary.

Seek His face,

allow His gaze to fall on you

and let Him speak to your heart.

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QUOTE…

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“We should read our Lord’s Passion constantly.

What great benefit we will gain by doing so.

Even if you are as hard as stone,

when you contemplate

that He was sarcastically adorned,

then ridiculed,

beaten

and subjected to the final agonies,

you will be moved to cast all your pride from your soul.”

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– St. John Chrysostom

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Your Passion, O Lord, so terrible, so brutal, so savage, so bloody

…yet so full of love…for me.

Thank You, Lord God. Forgive me, Lord God.

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Note: The main source of today’s REFLECTION is the seven-volume work

“In Conversation with God” by Padre Francisco Fernández Carvajal.

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