Holy Week Reflections

Questions to ponder during our Lenten journey.

4/10 (Monday):  “You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.” – John 12:8

Reflect with me:  Do I use Jesus’ words as an excuse to neglect the poor?  Do I use the poor as an excuse to neglect God?

4/11 (Tuesday):  “Though I thought I had toiled in vain, and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength, Yet my reward is with the LORD, my recompense is with my God.” – Isaiah 49:11

Reflect with me:  Do I feel frustrated when my good efforts seem to be ignored or unappreciated?  Are my efforts focused on following God’s will, or for my own satisfaction?

4/12 (Wednesday):  “Deeply distressed at this, they began to say to him one after another, “Surely it is not I, Lord?” – Matthew 26:22

Reflect with me:  How often have I betrayed God’s trust in me?  Have I betrayed the trust others have placed in me? 

4/13 (Holy Thursday):  “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” – John 13:15

Reflect with me:  Do I follow the example of Jesus in my everyday life?  Am I willing to sacrifice myself in service to others?

4/14 (Good Friday):  “Shall I not drink the cup that the Father gave me?” – John 18:11

Reflect with me:  Do I accept that the trials in my life have meaning, even if I don’t understand what they are?  Do I ask God for strength to face them?

4/15 (Easter Vigil):  “Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as [being] dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 6:11

Reflect with me:  Am I dead to sin?  Am I living for God in Christ Jesus, or am I still living for earthly pleasures and rewards?  How can I bring them into balance?

4/16 (Easter Sunday):  “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad!” – Psalm 118:24

Reflect with me:  Jesus Lives!  Does the fact that Jesus lives make a difference in my life today?  Am I ready to rejoice because Christ is in my life?

  Thank you for journeying with me through Lent. 
  May your Easter Season be one of joy and 
  heavenly blessings! 

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