So we begin our Holy Week. Once again an opportunity to remember and live the great events of our salvation:
- Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday
Truly a cast of characters:
The Twelve – All except John abandoned Him.
False witnesses – willing to lie.
Leaders – not open to the Truth
Pilate – knows the truth but washes his hands.
Soldiers – took away His dignity
Judas – betrayed Jesus with a kiss
Peter – three times denies Him – I don’t even know the man.
Sounds like us from time to time – difference between Peter & Judas – Peter knew he could be forgiven – Reconciliation Monday
Simon of Cyrene – helped to carry the Cross
Veronica – wiped His face
His Mother – stayed close by
Mary Magdalene – remained faithful
Good Thief Dismas – This day you will be with me in paradise!
Centurion – Truly this was the Son of God.
Joseph of Arimathea – gives his own tomb.
Also – sounds like us from time to time – or, what we hope to be?
Most of all – Barabbas – like us, guilty of sin – but the innocent One, Jesus, takes his place – our place!
Do you want to strengthen your Faith? Make it a Holy Week! – focus on what is most important – avoid frivolous entertainment and unnecessary shopping and try this: Prayer – Fasting – Works of Charity. Together let us Prepare for Easter!