Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Power of the Cross: Saturday after Ash Wednesday - A Matter of Life and Death

Ask — How does viewing Jesus as my savior from death help me to face head-on the deaths of my loved ones and even my own death?

Seek — Fast from passing judgment on anyone today. Realize in this little dying to yourself you are opening yourself to see others as God sees them.

Knock — Meditate on Revelation 1:17-18. Imagine Jesus touching you with his right hand and lifting you up from your death. What other ares of your life are dominated by death rather than the life of Christ? Ask our Lord to free you from all death.

Transform Your Life — Do not shy away from death. Attend the funerals of loved ones and use the experience to engage your faith in Christ. Pray for others, ask the saints to pray for you, seeing in them living examples of the promise of Christ to save us from death.

The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life, p. 269.)

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