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Meditate on the wounds of Jesus
March 30, 2012
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! Today, in a special way, I invite you to take the cross in the hands and to meditate on the wounds of Jesus. Ask of Jesus to heal your wounds, which you, dear children, during your life sustained because of your sins or the sins of your parents. Only in this way, dear children, you will understand that the world is in need of healing of faith in God the Creator. By Jesus' passion and death on the cross, you will understand that only through prayer you, too, can become true apostles of faith; when, in simplicity and prayer, you live faith which is a gift. Thank you for having responded to my call." (March 25, 1997)
This Sunday we will begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday and the reading of the Passion according to Mark. We will meditate upon the wounds of Jesus all week long. We will see Him persecuted, slandered, rejected, reviled, tortured, mocked, disfigured, betrayed and finally killed. Almost every wound that can be sustained by man will be inflicted on Jesus. We will have plenty of time to meditate upon those wounds.
Some of the wounds Jesus receives will be wounds we have received as well. Will we be able to forgive our enemies like Jesus? Will we allow Jesus to touch those wounds and heal them through forgiveness?
Some of the wounds Jesus receives will be wounds we have inflicted on others. Will we be able to ask forgiveness for our sins? Will we confess our sins to Jesus in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and experience His forgiveness?
Some of the wounds Jesus received will have been inflicted and received by our ancestors. The effects of those wounds still live on in us. Can we pray for forgiveness for the sins and the sinners? Can we bring our family tree to Jesus for healing?
This is the challenge we have starting Sunday. We are being offered a chance to bring healing to our souls, our families, our communities and the world, through forgiveness and repentance. Jesus will be doing the hard work. He offers us a chance to be healed. All we have to do is open our hearts in all honesty and let Him enter in with His love and forgiveness. He will heal us, our enemies and our ancestors, and provide a future filled with hope and joy for our descendants.
"Dear children! Today, in a special way, I invite you to take the cross in the hands and to meditate on the wounds of Jesus."
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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