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First Easter

In 06 Scripture & Theology on 2011/04/12 at 5:56 PM

When our Lord rose from the dead, the apostles clearly realized His divinity. The risen Christ opened their minds and explained to them the Scriptures….Now they grasped the inner meaning of everything they had heard and seen Jesus do. The Holy Spirit reminded the apostles of everything Jesus said, and enabled them to understand the whole truth concerning Christ and His saving mission and the meaning of His words and miracles.  —Blessed John Henry Newman

Holy Week Meditations

In 01 Daily Meditations on 2011/04/02 at 5:51 PM

CROWN OF THORNS

I wove You a crown of thorns with my indifference and self-love.

I wove You a crown of thorns everyday, as I forgot You,  thinking only of myself.

I wove you a crown of thorns, as I ignored my neighbors not seeing You in them.

You reply: “Come to me and I will give you life everlasting.”   “Come to me you who are burdened.”

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FOR WHAT CRIME DID THEY CRUCIFIED YOU, LORD?

For what crime did they crucify You, my Lord? Was is for going about doing good?

For what crime did I crucify You, my Lord?  Was it for being the Truth? The Light? The Way?

For what crime did they crucify You, my Lord?  For sure it was not because of Lazarus or the man born blind; nor the Samaritan woman at the well or the adulteress?

For what crime did I crucify You, my Lord? For giving me life?  For sustaining me? For always being there for me?

For what crime did they crucify You, my Lord?  For what you taught?  For saying we should love our neighbors as ourselves?

For what crime did I crucify You, my Lord? For loving me?

For what crime did they crucify You, my Lord?    I know.

They crucified you because You told the Truth: that You are the Son of God,  that the Father and You are One;  that You would send the Spirit to guide us.

For what crime did I crucify You, my Lord?    I know.

I crucified you because You dethroned my ego and told me to do Your will instead of mine.

Your reply: “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.”

My reply: “Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

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