Preparing for Easter

Preparing for Easter

From a homily by Fr. Paul Jerome Konkler:  As we approach Palm Sunday and Good Friday, we are watching Jesus preparing for his death by which he redeemed us. Most monks follow St Benedict's advice to be mindful frequently of their death. Far from being a morose thought, this mindfulness enables us to escape wasting our precious time on the trivialities of life, and to live with richer meaning. By offering our difficulties and pangs and sacrifices in prayerful union with Jesus, we are bound to him in saving the souls he loves and wants to bring to his Heavenly Father. Our Morning Offering is, so to say, our daily Easter basket poured into Jesus's lap.

Who does not treasure those moments when God is most in our mind? These are the most  cherished moments of the day. I can't imagine going through a day without thinking of God. Without that, I would find my whole reality meaningless.

The experiences of hell and heaven are total opposites. Jesus Is the Victor and Lucifer is the loser. Our heavenly Father has established Jesus as the glory and  the peace of the Universe. The Litany of the Sacred Heart is a masterpiece of tributes to Jesus as our Saviour, and his everlasting love for us. What can compare with "Heart of Jesus , Delight of all of the Saints!"

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