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Take 5 – March 24, 2018

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March 24, 2018
Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent

 

“Many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what Jesus had done began to believe in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. “
(John 11:45-11:46)

 

Out of the many people who saw and heard of what Jesus was doing, there were those who truly believed in the deeper meaning of His actions, and there were those who refused to take in their full value. In a similar way, we may be ignoring the deeper meaning of what is occurring around us and discounting it as meaningless or inconsequential.

When do we ignore the influences we may have on others, or ignore the consequences of our wrongdoings? When do we go about your life as if everything is “just another day”? Jesus reveals Himself to us in everyday life through others, and it is our job to ensure we recognize Him and recognize who we must be for Him.

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March 24, 2018 Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent   “Many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what Jesus had done began to believe in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. “ (John 11:45-11:46)   Out of the many people […]MORE

Take 5 – March 23, 2018

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March 23, 2018
Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

 

“If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” (John 10:37-38)

 

Today’s Gospel demonstrates how much faith is required to understand the great mystery: Jesus is fully God and fully human. In this line, Jesus is not asking the Jews to believe in Him. Rather, He’s just asking them to believe in the works of God the Father for through that belief they will begin to believe in the mystery of His incarnation.

Where have you seen God’s work in your life? Where will you see his work today or tomorrow?

Pray and ask God to open your eyes to his work and to strengthen your faith in Him.

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March 23, 2018 Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent   “If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize and understand that the Father is in me and I am in […]MORE

Take 5 – March 22, 2018

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March 22, 2018
Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent

 

The purpose of Lent is to mirror the time Christ spent in the desert and to prepare our hearts for the coming of Easter. Today’s readings offer a sense of optimism for our penance. We are reminded through Abraham, and then through Christ, that God has promised us great things, and that He will not rescind His promises. We are still hopeful for the continued fulfillment of these covenants and therefore are inspired to persevere in upholding our end of the agreement. We must keep God’s word, respond to His call for love, and joyfully spread the good news of His resurrection.

Let God speak to you through the Scripture, hear His voice of encouragement, and be revitalized in your Lenten journey towards penance, holiness, and the joy of Easter.

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March 22, 2018 Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent   The purpose of Lent is to mirror the time Christ spent in the desert and to prepare our hearts for the coming of Easter. Today’s readings offer a sense of optimism for our penance. We are reminded through Abraham, and then through Christ, that […]MORE

Take 5 – March 21, 2018

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March 21, 2018
Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you wilt know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:3 1-32)

 

You have probably heard this phrase before: “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” but you may not be familiar with what Jesus says just before that phrase. Christ calls us all to be His disciples (through prayer, reading Scriptures, the Eucharist, etc.) so that we may also tell others about what Christ has done.

We all have been a slave to sin at some point in our lives, but when we enter into a relationship with Christ we find freedom and eternal life. Being a disciple of Christ means we are freed from the grip of sin because we believe Jesus washed away our sin when He was crucified and conquered death when He rose again, and that we will live to our best ability according to the Gospel.

The season of Lent is about reflection and preparing our hearts to celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice for us. As we draw near to Easter, we should continue to meditate on how the word of God can bring the hope of freedom to your life.

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  March 21, 2018 Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you wilt know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:3 1-32)   You have probably heard this phrase before: “you will know the truth, and the truth […]MORE

Take 5 – March 20, 2018

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March 20, 2018
Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

 

“The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.” (John 8:29)

 

This line from today’s Gospel reminds us that just as the Father never left Jesus alone, He will never abandon us. However, at times, especially in the environment we are in, it can be difficult co always do what is pleasing to God. It is important co remember that having faith and doing God’s will on earth can be present in small gestures like loving others, saying a quick prayer on your way co class, or being a kind and generous friend.
What are ways you can better please God in your life? At times do you find yourself worried God has left you alone? When were times in your life you most felt God with you?

Ask God for the grace and wisdom co do His will on earth and the serenity co see his light in your life, to know you are never alone .

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March 20, 2018 Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent   “The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.” (John 8:29)   This line from today’s Gospel reminds us that just as the Father never left Jesus alone, He will […]MORE