Posted by: livingscripture | March 20, 2015

Fourth Friday of Lent

From the Word of the Day


“They tried to arrest him, but no one laid a hand upon him, because his hour had not yet come.”   

 (John 7: 30)   

 How should we live this Wordcrucified Jesus

The Son’s hour is not decided by human beings but by the Father!  Even at the Wedding Feast at Cana, His hour had not yet come.  The ‘hour’ of Jesus is the hour of His glorification that will happen on the Cross!

Jesus, however, during Hi entire journey along the roads of Palestine made visible ‘with signs and prodigies’ the fulfillment of that hour:  faithful and indefatigable love of the Father that will have its sign, ‘more eloquent than that of Abel,’ on Golgotha!  We are once again reminded that the only attitude possible is that of filial abandonment to the One who guides history with a vigilant and loving heart.

In my pause for silent contemplation, I will ponder Jesus’ love for His Father and His total abandonment to His will, and I shall ask Jesus to help me live my life in this way too.

Lord, help me to be attentive to recognize Your ‘hour’ in my life and in the lives of those around me. 

The Voice of St. Teresa of Avila, Mystic and Doctor of the Church

Do all that you can to remain close to Him.  If you become used to keeping Him close to you, and He sees that you do it with love and that you are trying to do all you can to please Him, not only will He never be absent, but as the saying goes, you will not be able to be rid of Him.  You will have Him with you everywhere and He will help you in all your trials.  Do you think it is just a small thing to have such a good friend with you always?

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