Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday of Holy Week
Today’s readings relate to today’s Psalm that states, “The Lord is my light and salvation.”  We are called to spread this light that Jesus gives us. Today’s reading from Isaiah states, “A light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.”  Jesus brought Lazarus back from the dead, healed the sick, and brought light and positivity to those who live in darkness. He brought light and salvation into our lives by dying on the cross. This upcoming Friday, we will recall this selfless act that Jesus went through in order to ensure that we will have everlasting life. As a Christian, it is incredibly important to share the love and light that Jesus gave to us with others. Jesus’s love is meant to be shared with everyone. Jesus brought a light to those in darkness, so how can we as Christians bring light to those in darkness? We often focus on the large deeds that Jesus did, like dying for us, healing Lazarus, allowing the blind to see, but the light we bring to this world, does not always have to be so powerful. Donating food to the hungry, talking to someone who seems lonely, etc. Sacrificing an hour of time to spend with a child or adult in need, can bring so much light to someone’s life. Jesus died for us all, so we could live forever! Share His love and be the light of the world.
Loving God, help me to be more Christ like, to be the light of the world. Please help me to understand how our actions light up the lives of others, so that I may be more compelled to do great deeds in hope that it lights up the lives of others, to continue spreading Your love. Amen.

Alex Goff, ‘17


First Reading: Isaiah 42:1-7
Psalm 27:1-3, 13-14
Gospel: John 12:1-11
Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website

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