I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Gospel Reflections for April 6 Good Friday, John 18:1-19:42

My Reflections:
After all the hardship, betrayal and persecution Jesus has finally accomplished His salvific mission. It seems odd that in His last days He was powerless even though He is powerful. He did nothing to save Himself even if He has at His disposal all the power in this world to save Himself.

But Jesus did not die for Himself, He died for our sake. He endured everything including the humiliating death on the cross to save us that is how much Jesus loves us. The cross where He died is also the cross that saved us from the curse of original sin.

In hindsight what are we willing to give Jesus in return for saving us? Are we also willing to carry our own cross for His sake? We may not be able to immediately answer this because we are already used with the comforts of this world.

But the comforts of this world are nothing compared to the eternal heavenly dwelling that awaits us. And what is the magic word so that we will be able to go to that eternal heavenly dwelling?

We must be willing to carry our own cross also. Don’t worry it will not be heavy because Jesus will always be there to help us carry it.   

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