Reflections


Jesus in the Tomb     by:   Catholic D aily Reflection

April 2 - Holy Saturday. The Savior of the World died a cruel death upon the Cross. His broken body was laid in the tomb. His disciples scattered and were fearful that they would be next. But our Blessed Mother kept vigil in the perfect hope that her Son would soon rise. Traditionally, Saturdays within the Church year are dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This ancient tradition developed in part due to the belief that, as others were filled with fear and confusion, Mother Mary kept vigil on Holy Saturday in prayerful anticipation of Jesus’ resurrection. She knew her Son would rise. She had hope beyond hope. Her faith was certain. Her love kept her vigilant as she awaited the return of her Son. Let us ponder the reality of Holy Saturday in silence this day and allow the glorious heart of our Blessed Mother to inspire us and draw us more deeply into her life of faith, hope and love. (Excerpt from the catholic-daily-reflection.com)

The Passion of the Lord     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard

April 2 - Good Friday of the Lord's Passion. Jesus loved us so much that he was led to sacrifice all that he had. On Calvary he gave us his humanity, his entire life. February 19, 1861

The Washing of the Feet     by:   Sr. Leizle J. Pangngay,SSS

April 1 - Holy Thursday [Then He poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel he was wearing… John 13:1-15] The washing of the feet. Lord in humility, you stoop down, get on your knees and washed your disciples’ feet, showing them the meaning of loving service. Grant me the grace of courage to go beyond my weakness and limitations so that I may be able to give my loving service to others without counting its cost. Jesus, I place my trust in you. Amen.

'One of you will betray me...'     by:   Sr. Leizle, SSS

March 31 - Holy Wednesday [‘While they were eating, he said, "Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me." And they became greatly distressed and began to say to him one after another, "Surely not I, Lord?" Matthew 26:14–25] Jesus must have been feeling sorrow, bitter and full of pain while saying those words to his apostles. But nevertheless, He still treated them as his close friends knowing their weaknesses. Jesus’ great love for them prevails over their weaknesses and sinfulness. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on me, for I have betrayed your love repeatedly. Grant me the grace to shed all earthly desires in life so that I will not fall into the temptations that lead me to be away from you. This I pray, amen.

The Glory of God     by:   Catholic Daily Reflection

March 30 - (“Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him at once.” John 13:31–32) Everything in life has the potential to become an instrument of the glory of God. Even our sin can end in God’s glory when we repent and receive God’s forgiveness. It will not be our sin that glorifies God but His mercy poured forth from the Cross upon us that gives Him glory. (Catholic-daily-refelction.com)

Spontaneous Love     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

March 29 - One who loves does not need lengthy discussions, which would be displeasing if they did occur. Of its very nature, love is spontaneous; the greater the spontaneity the greater the sign of affection. This is one of the most powerful signs of love... This rule of spontaneity is the only sign by which we can judge how great is our love for God. Again, this doesn’t mean that passions and self-love will not rebel; but if we love God, however, we will overcome all kinds of obstacles. It is very humiliating for us to be always hesitating, due to self-love, when he calls us. We weigh things, and check our pulse before committing ourselves. How human we still are! If we really loved, we would be happy to be called to his service. (SPJE Conference to the Servants, September 20, 1862)

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?     by:   Sr. Leizle J. Pangngay, SSS

March 28 - Palm Sunday [‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ Mark 14:1-15:47 (B)] My God, my God, why have you abandon us? In this time of pandemic, I guess this is the cry of many people especially those who have lost their loved ones, those who have lost their jobs, those who are experiencing difficulties- emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and financially. It’s been over a year (in the Philippines) since the country was put into a ‘lockdown’ mode. In the very depts of my heart, I also cry out to God… Lord, how long? How long will this pandemic end? My God, my God, have you forsaken us? Lord Jesus, you have accepted the will of the Father, you suffered much until your death, yet You never wavered in your faith and in your love to the Father. In this time of trials and suffering, increase our faith and our hope in You. Grant us the grace to see the hands of God in the midst of this pandemic. Amen.

Where Your Heart Is     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard,

Jesus Christ wants to be loved, and he did all he could to attract our heart. Our heart lies between the promise of heaven on the one hand and the punishment of hell on the other if it does not love God. Our heart lies between Jesus Christ and the world. The choice is ours. (Conference to the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, August 4, 1860)

The     by:   Catholic Reflection

March 27 (Saturday) - [So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we going to do? This man is performing many signs. If we leave him alone, all will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our land and our nation.” John 11:47–48] One beautiful truth to reflect upon within this context is that God uses all things for His glory and for the salvation of those who believe. With this meeting of the Sanhedrin, these men began to plot the death of Jesus. Eventually they used deceit, manipulation, intimidation and fear to accomplish their goal. But even though from a worldly perspective these misguided religious leaders “won,” from a divine perspective, God used their evil to bring about the greatest good the world had ever known. Through their malice, Jesus’ passion and death gave way to the new life of the Resurrection... (Excerpts form the catholic-daily- reflections.com)

Apologize     by:   SSS Admin

We apologize for having NO ENTRIES of reflection for the past few months due to some technical errors. Thank you for visiting us! (from the Admin)


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