Today in Mass we read from the Lord's Passion.
As a congregation, we asked for Jesus to be crucified today during our reading. Jesus may have died 2000 years ago, but it was our voices calling out for him to be crucified. The sins he died for are our
sins. The souls he died to save are our souls.
We only have one week left of Lent, and it has been designated by the Church as Holy Week. In his homily today, Father Paul left us with one very important thought: Jesus would have gone through his Passion and Crucifixion for you if you were the only human being on Earth.
He would've gone through all of it just for you. He loves you that much.
So as we look forward to this all-important week in our Liturgical year, let's follow Father's Paul's advice and make Jesus' Crucifixion personal. Because it is.
Our daily lives get muddled and muddied and confusing, so it's understandable that we lose sight of some things during our day. But it's doesn't have to be that way. Jesus Christ died for you. It didn't matter to him how much you would sin or how many times you messed up or how often you forget about him or deny him or ignore him. He loves you exactly how you are. He died for you already knowing you and what you would and wouldn't do throughout the course of your life.
Knowing this spectacular truth is crucial to our peace and happiness. So now for Holy Week try to take some time out of every day and remember that Jesus finds you worth dying for. Once you can understand everything that means and you can believe it to be true, then you can start living like it.
Start living like someone died for you. Because Jesus did.
Have a Holy day