Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mary and John at the Cross...March 31








So few stayed with him until the end.
Will you be with him when your end comes?
Don't wait for a deathbed conversion.
You might not be in a bed when that time arrives.









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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jesus is Crucified.....March 30






They nailed him to the cross and divided his clothes among themselves by gambling.
"Casting lots was a way of making a decision by chance, like throwing dice or drawing straws. The soldiers cast lots to decide who would receive Jesus' clothing. Roman soldiers had the right to take for themselves the clothing of those crucified. This act fulfilled the prophecy of Psalm 22:18."

...from Life Application Study Bible, p.2104








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Monday, March 29, 2010

Jesus Meets the Women...March 29







Luke alone mentions the tears of the Jewish women while Jesus was being led through the streets to his execution.

Do we ever cry when we think how our sins are the reason he suffered? Can we now, again, promise to "sin no more"?




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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Simon of Cyrene.....March 28

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Simon from Cyrene
is forced to help Jesus carry his cross.

Can we carry our crosses for Jesus
without complaining?
Or, is our biggest cross to carry the fear of crosses?



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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Carries His Cross....March 27








So they took charge of Jesus, and he was sent out, carrying the cross by himself, to the place called The Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.

John 19:17






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Friday, March 26, 2010

Scourged at the Pillar...March 26


"Flogging could have killed Jesus. The usual procedure was to bare the upper half of the victim's body and tie his hands to a pillar before whipping him with a three-pronged whip. The number of lashes was determined by the severity of the crime; up to 40 were permitted under Jewish law (Deuteronomy 25:3). "


..from Life Application Study Bible, p.2277




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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Condemned to Death....March 25







Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. Please click Annunciation to see past posts.


The high priests and members of the Sanhedrin should have recognized the Messiah because they knew the Scriptures thoroughly. But, they were more concerned about preserving their reputations and holding on to their authority. They valued human security more than eternal security.


May we always keep our eyes ahead to the eternal joy and home waiting for us and not get trapped in thinking the security of our human life is more important.


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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Denied by Peter.....March 24







Peter said he would never disown Christ, despite Jesus' prediction. But when frightened, he went against all he promised. He failed as a disciple and as a friend.

We need to be aware of our own breaking points and not become overconfident or self-sufficient. If we fail him, we must remember that Christ forgives and can use those who recognize their failure as He did Peter.





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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Judged by Pilate.....March 23






Pilate wanted to release Jesus, but the crowd loudly demanded his death. Pilate gave in to mass hysteria.



We are like Pilate when we know what is right but decide not to do it. Don't fall to peer pressure. Sometimes the right decision has unpleasant consequences: social rejection, career derailment, public ridicule. Think of Pilate then stand up for right.


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Monday, March 22, 2010

Betrayed by Judas.......March 22







Judas may have realized that Jesus' kingdom was not physical or political, but spiritual. His greedy desire for money and status could not be realized if he followed Jesus, so he betrayed Jesus in exchange for money and favor from the religious leaders.


Do we "betray" Jesus for money also....do we place more importance on jobs and entertainment than on Him?


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Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Agony in the Garden...March 21






The sinless Son of God took on our sins so that we could be eternally saved. He did not want to endure the horrible experience. But Jesus prayed, "Not what I will, but what you will."


Are you willing to pay the price to gain something worthwhile in the end?





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Saturday, March 20, 2010

5th Luminous Mystery.....March 20




TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 20


At the Last Supper we see the institution of the Eucharist, in which Christ offers his body and blood as food under the signs of bread and wine, and testifies "to the end" his love for humanity, for whose salvation he will offer himself in sacrifice.




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Friday, March 19, 2010

4th Luminous Mystery.....March 19



Today is the Feast Day of St. Joseph.
Click
HERE and HERE to see former posts.



TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 19



During the Transfiguration the glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the astonished Apostles to "listen to him" and to prepare to experience with Him the agony of the Passion, so as to come with Him to the joy of the Resurrection and a life transfigured by the Holy Spirit.



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Thursday, March 18, 2010

3rd Luminous Mystery.....March 18





TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 18


Jesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God, calls to conversion and forgives the sins of all who draw near to him in humble trust, the inauguration of the ministry of mercy which He continues to exercise until the end of the world, particularly through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

2nd Luminous Mystery.....March 17




Today is also the Feast Day of St. Patrick.
Go
HERE to see last year's post. After clicking scan(mouse) down a little.




TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 17



The first of the signs, given at Cana, is when Christ changes water into wine and opens the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary, the first among believers.


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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

1st Luminous Mystery.....March 16





TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 16


As Christ descends into the waters the heavens open wide and the voice of the Father declares him the beloved Son, while the Spirit descends on him to invest him with the mission which he is to carry out.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

5th Sorrowful Mystery.....March 15






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 15


After three hours of agony, watched by His Beloved Mother, Jesus dies - let us pray for self-denial.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

4th Sorrowful Mystery.....March 14






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 14

Jesus shoulders His own cross, carrying it and dragging it to Golgotha, our sins were the weight of that cross - let us pray for patience.



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Saturday, March 13, 2010

3rd Sorrowful Mystery.....March 13






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 13



Jesus is ridiculed for claiming Kingship when they place a crown of thorns on His head - let us pray for courage..



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Friday, March 12, 2010

2nd Sorrowful Mystery.....March 12






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 12



Jesus is stripped of His clothing and dignity and is lashed repeatedly leaving His body a mass of bloody wounds - let us pray for purity.


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Thursday, March 11, 2010

1st Sorrowful Mystery.....March 11





TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 11


The thought of our sins and His impending, horrible death make Jesus sweat tears of blood - let us pray for contrition.



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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

5th Joyful Mystery.....March 10






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 10


After searching for three days Mary and Joseph find the 12 year old boy sitting among the learned doctors of the temple - let us pray for piety.



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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

4th Joyful Mystery.....March 9






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 9


Mary and Joseph present Jesus to His Heavenly Father in the temple 40 days after His Birth - let us pray that we might be obedient.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

3rd Joyful Mystery.....March 8







TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 8



Away from home and with no where to stay Mary and Joseph welcome Jesus into the world - let us pray for those suffering from poverty.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

2nd Joyful Mystery.....March 7





TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 7



Mary, on hearing of Elizabeth's own pregnancy goes to visit with her cousin - let us pray for charity.




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Saturday, March 6, 2010

1st Joyful Mystery.....March 6






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 6

The angel of God appears to Mary and tells her she is to be the Mother of God - let us pray for humility.
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Friday, March 5, 2010

5th Glorious Mystery.....March 5







TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 5

Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth, of Angels and Saints, to rule over our lives forever and into eternity - let us pray for devotion to Mary.




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Thursday, March 4, 2010

4th Glorious Mystery.....March 4







TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 4



Our Lady's soul returns to God and her glorified body is assumed into heaven - let us pray for eternal happiness.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

3rd Glorious Mystery.....March 3






TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 3

Jesus sends the Holy Spirit on His apostles and disciples in the form of fiery tongues - let us pray for love.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

2nd Glorious Mystery.....March 2


TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 2


40 days after His Ressurection Jesus ascents into Heaven to sit at the right hand of His Father, there to judge the living and the dead at the end of the world - let us pray for hope.





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Monday, March 1, 2010

1st Glorious Mystery.....March 1



TWENTY DAY ROSARY FOR LENT
Day 1



Jesus rises from the dead three days after His crucifixion as He had said He would - let us pray for faith.



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