Monday, March 16, 2009

The Power of the Cross: Third Week of Lent, Monday - The Cross of Christ Transforms How We See Jesus

Ask — Am I overly familiar (i.e. too casual) with Christ?

Seek — Read the Gospels every day. Encounter Christ as he is presented and try to imagine him in the world today, doing the same acts, confronting unbelief in the modern world.

Knock — Meditate on 1 Peter 2:4-5. Rocks are inanimate objects. It is because they don't move that they make good building blocks. Why, then, does Peter talk about "living stones"? Think about this metaphor and your faith life. In what way does your faith in Christ make you a living stone? Think also about the life of St. Peter; what about his experience of Christ might have led him to come up with this image?

Transform Your Life — There is nothing that exists that can transform our lives more than a relationship with Jesus Christ as he really is — give your life to Christ. Believe, placing all of your trust in his powerful being, and embrace his power in your weakness.

The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life, pp. 99-100.)

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