Daily Reflections

 

Wednesday 1st April

John 8:31-42
Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Short Reflection:

The relationship with Jesus and welcoming his word liberates and give a person a different perspective. It opens up the person to God and to others. This takes time, and like a tree that is growing, it has to be taken care of by watering, fertilising, cleaning, protecting, pruning, etc filezilla 32bit 다운로드. Discipleship cannot be taken for granted. It is a personal relationship of love that has to be learned from Jesus and renewed each day.

What will help me most to remain in Jesus’ Word? How can we, as a community of believers, help each of us grow as disciples of Jesus?


Thursday 2nd April

John 8:51-59
Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.”

Short Reflection:

Jesus uses again the name revealed by God to Moses – “I Am” – to make his revelation midi 다운로드. Like God, he is the absolute Master of history, of which Abraham is part. The reader knows from Jn 1:1 that Jesus as God’s Word was God and working with God the Father right from the beginning of existence. This level of understanding is still difficult to be welcomed by his new disciples.

How far has the example of the faith of Abraham and other people inspired me in my own faith journey Download Katok Voice?


Friday 3rd April

John 10:31-42
Jesus answered them “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.”

Short Reflection:

Jesus claims that he and the Father are one and that he is sent to act in the Father’s name Download Leoru. He ironically asked them if it is for his good deeds. The opponents of Jesus want to stone him for blasphemy. When they promise never to allow the Temple to be profaned again, by actually stoning Jesus, they are repeating the very act of profanation by eliminating the presence of God.

When has it been particularly difficult for me to accept some teaching of Jesus?


Friday 3rd April

John 10:31-42
Jesus answered them “I have shown you many good works from my Father 탑 건. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.”

Short Reflection:

Jesus claims that he and the Father are one and that he is sent to act in the Father’s name. He ironically asked them if it is for his good deeds. The opponents of Jesus want to stone him for blasphemy. When they promise never to allow the Temple to be profaned again, by actually stoning Jesus, they are repeating the very act of profanation by eliminating the presence of God Download Vegas 13 Kizen.

When has it been particularly difficult for me to accept some teaching of Jesus?


Saturday 4th April

John 11:45-57
But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing, nor do you consider that it is better for you that one man should die instead of the people, so that the whole nation may not perish.”

Short Reflection:

As the writer of the Gospel points out, ironically, what Caiaphas said is true. Jesus’ death will save not only the Jewish nation but also all people, as he will gather them all into the right type of relationship with God. In Jesus, God gathers and reconciles to himself all 카티아강좌. To the very end, Jesus is a person for others and not for himself.

When have I used my own preconceived ideas to judge and condemn others?


Monday of Holy Week 6th April

John 12:1-11
Mary took a pound of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil 킹오파 97. (…) So Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Let her keep this for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”

Short Reflection:

Jesus interprets Mary’s action as a prophetic gesture. She has anointed his body for burial. That this is done even before he dies makes the point all the more clearly that the future now appears really unavoidable 히든 피겨스 자막. As Jesus enters Jerusalem, the reader is therefore aware that he is entering it as one who is already anointed for burial. The events that follow do not surprise Jesus.

In what way can I show that I wholeheartedly appreciate what Jesus does for me?


Tuesday of Holy Week 7th April

John 13:21-33.36-38
Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” When he [Judas] had left, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him 몬길 매크로 다운로드. (If God is glorified in him,) God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him at once.

Short Reflection:

Judas, a disciple of Jesus, chooses to collaborate with the forces of evil rather than to abide in the friendship offered him by Jesus. He walks into the darkness of the night leaving Jesus and the others behind.

How do I feel about Judas’ choice? Why do I feel that way?


Wednesday of Holy Week 8th April

Matthew 26:14-25
Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.

Short Reflection:

We can feel that the days of Jesus are now counted. The preparation of the Passover takes on a very special meaning. He knows that the end is near and therefore this sharing a meal with the disciples is something that has a lot of weight that they will not forget. They will move from being slaves of themselves to being freed by Jesus and enter into a new relationship with God and with each other.

What has helped me in the past to remain faithful to Jesus in moments of temptation?


Adapted from:

TEACH ME LORD, YOUR WAY! Year of Publication: 2016 (Paulines Publications Africa)

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