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Wednesday, Fourth Week of Lent

March 13, 2013


Blessed Wednesday!

Entrance Antiphon:
I pray to You, O Lord, for a time of Your favor.
In Your great mercy, answer me, O God, with Your salvation that never fails.

O God, who reward the merits of the just,
and offer pardon to sinners who do penance,
have mercy, we pray, on those who call upon You,
that the admission of our guilt
may serve to obtain Your pardon for our sins.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Isaiah 49:8-15 (God will provide for His people)
Psalm 145:8-18 “The Lord is kind and merciful”
+John 5:17-30 (Jesus only does His Father’s will)

It’s hard
to care for someone
who resists
the things you do,
who insists
on sending back
the things they need
when you provide.

And then they stand and cry
that you’ve abandoned them!

That’s what we do
to God
when we refuse
to do His will.

That’s why the Son,
sufficient in Himself,
not needing anything…

For, just as the Father has life in Himself,
so also He gave to the Son
the possession of life in Himself
~John 5:26

…still does His Father’s will.

I do not seek My own will
but the will of the One Who sent Me.
~John 5:30

He came to show us how to live,
how to receive
the Father’s Love,
to find our way
back to abundance,
light and freedom
on the roads prepared for us.

This is the road of resurrection
from the dead.

Do you recognize God’s “judgments” as His way of providing for your happiness?
Do you imitate Jesus in seeking God’s will and not your own?

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