Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 14, A.D. 2003
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
As I was reading the Opening Prayer for Today's Mass, the words struck
me that Lent is a time to prepare us to celebrate the death and
resurrection of Jesus.
The words (celebrating death and resurrection) fall easily off of our
tongue or move effortlessly through our minds; but when I think what
it might mean--really mean--to prepare for the death of Jesus and
prepare for His resurrection, it isn't all that easy.
If you have ever experienced the death of a loved one, especially one
that you saw suffer with pain, apprehension or illness, you begin to
realize what kind of preparation might be required in order to
In a similar manner, when we really consider what we might be willing
to do in order to experience resurrection of such a loved one, we
begin to see what celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus
By becoming man, Jesus made it possible for us to identify with Him.
His death and resurrection do not remain obscure events but those
that, because of God's grace, have been endured and conquered. Let
this important lesson of Lent not be lost on us, but become an
ever-growing source of love for the God who became man.
- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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