Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Reflection for Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Reflection:  Today we hear Christ sharing His fate with the disciples.  He shares the details of His impending death.  Reflect on what it must have been like to be one of those disciples.  Imagine hearing your Lord, your teacher, the man you gave up all that you had to follow, proclaim to you that He will die soon.  Imagine knowing the man who you know speaks great truths is about to be crucified.  Reflect on what it must have been like to be Christ, to know the fate that lie before you, yet your faith in the resurrection allows you to surrender yourself to the Father’s will.  Imagine the great faith and the great trust of them all. 

Reflection for younger saints:  Jesus knew He must die for our sins.  Jesus also told His disciples that He must die. 

Big Picture:  Imagine what it was like to be there…

Discussion Starters:
     Younger saints:
  Did Jesus know that He must die?  Why did Jesus die?  (Jesus died for our sins.  He died so that we can share in eternal life in heaven.)
     Older saints:  Did you take time to reflect on what it would have been like to be in the disciples place or Christ’s place?  How would you have handled those situations?  Would your faith have been strong enough to trust God?

Fun Fact:  Jesus redeemed us by His suffering and death on the cross for our sins.

Saint of the day: 
 Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
     What they are remembered for:  St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was born with the name Francis.  After losing his mother at a young age, he felt called to the religious life and was given the name Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows after being accepted by the Passionists.  He devoted his life to prayer, love of the poor, and being faithful to little things.  He died at the age of 24 due to tuberculosis.
     Feast day:  February 27
     Patron Saint of:  Clergy
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