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[30MAR2012] Lent 2012: Day 38—Reflection and Meditation
“See, my servant shall prosper; he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high… Just as there were many who were astonished at him—so marred was his appearance, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of mortals—so he shall startle many nations; king shall shut their mouths because of him.”
John 10 34 Jesus replied, ”It is written in your own Scriptures that God said to certain leaders of the people, ‘I say, you are gods!’ 35 And you know that the Scriptures cannot be altered. So if those people who received God’s message were called ‘gods,’ 36 why do you call it blasphemy when I say, ‘I am the Son of God’? After all, the Father set me apart and sent me into the world.”
God said, “I say you are gods!” Amazing, but true…we are children of the Living Eternal God. He has given us everything we need to live a life as He (Jesus) has lived. Shouldn’t we live according to the measure for which we have been created? If we live less than we are capable, are we not disgracing the God who has created us and redeemed us? He says I am His child. I too was created to do good works that reflect His glory (Ephesians 2:10). There was a time I was lost and incapable walking as Jesus walked, but He says, “no more!” I am redeemed, reconciled, and seated with Him…filled with His Spirit for His Glory and for His Good. May my God’s Kingdom reign for ever! Even so, Come Lord Jesus!
Almighty, eternal, just, and merciful God, grant us… to be inwardly cleansed, interiorly enlightened and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit… able to follow in the footprints of your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. (Prayer of St. Francis)
And after we have suffered for a little while the God of all grace, who has called us to eternal glory in Christ, will restore, support, strengthen and establish us. Therefore, let us pray as Jesus taught us: Our Father, who is in heaven, holy is Your Name. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one; for Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.