Grace: Ask for the grace of being able to tell God, “not my will but yours be done.” Text for Prayer: John 18:1-27 Reflection: In these scenes we see the betrayal of Jesus by two of his apostles: Judas who betrays him for money and Peter who denies him for fear of his own life. Judas… Read more »
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Grace: Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord. (2 Cor. 10:17) Text for Prayer: Keep your eyes on Jesus. Lk 22: 47-60 The mob breaks the silence of the dark night and charges toward Jesus with Judas leading the way. The disciple kisses his master on the cheek, and with that gesture of… Read more »
Grace: To suffer with Christ who suffers for my sins. Text: John 18:1-22 Reflection: In these final days of Lent, we are called to reflect upon Jesus’ final moments with His friends. After praying in agony throughout the night at Gethsemane, and knowing He was to be betrayed, Jesus calmly faces His betrayer. What kinds… Read more »
Grace: sorrow, compassion, and shame because the Lord is going to His suffering for my sins. Text for Prayer: Any of the Gospel accounts of the event: Mt. 26: 36-75, Mk. 14: 32-72, Lk. 22:39-71, Jn. 18: 1-27 Reflection: For all the portrayals of the Passions as a violent blood-fest, it was not primarily a… Read more »