Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Power of the Cross: Second Week of Lent, Friday - The Cross of Christ Unites Us in the Work We Have to Do

Ask — How can dying to myself help me to know God's purpose?

Seek — Ask others to describe what your gifts are, and where they see you as being the most authentic in your life. Resolve to see everyone who crosses your path as the servants that God sends to obtain fruit from the harvest.

Knock — Meditate on Revelation 22:1-2. How was your Baptism changed the curse of original sin in your life into the blessing of the mission that God gives you in Christ? When you receive the Eucharist, imagine that Christ is grafting you to himself, so that his life, his healing, his strength flow through you.

Transform Your Life — Ask our Lord to reveal to you any areas of your life where you might be serving false gods. Ask him to help you to abandon yourself to God's will in your life in the same way that he did in the Garden of Gethsemane. Believe in God's providential care for you, no matter what has happened in your life in the past or present.

The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life, p. 82.)

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