“Sleeper awake!” From today’s Office of Readings
Today the devil has his day. But he loses.
Today, Holy Thursday, is filled with evidence of the Lord’s love for us: the priesthood, the Eucharist, and the call to serve
Today is Spy Wednesday, when Judas handed over Jeuss for 30 pieces of silver. How often that is the case — we have Jesus on one hand, 30 pieces of silver on the other. We get to pick.
Today at the Chrism Mass the bishop says this after the priests renew their vows: “As for you, dearest sons and daughters, pray for your Priests, that the Lord may pour out his gifts abundantly upon them, and keep them faithful as ministers of Christ, the High Priest, so that they may lead you to him, who is the source of salvation.”
On Holy Monday, Jesus cleansed the temple. Let us allow him to cleanse our own souls! CONFESSION!
“I will take the children of Israel from among the nations to which they have come…..I will make them one nation upon the land, in the mountains of Israel, and there shall be one prince for them all. Never again shall they be two nations, and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms.” God makes us one.