The Christian who journeys through life systematically opting out of sacrifice, who rebels in the face of pain, distances himself from holiness and happiness, which are found beside the Cross, very close to Christ the Redeemer.
Jesus always behaves in this way towards his own. In the midst of the greatest sufferings he gives us the consolation we need to keep going forward.The flash of God’s glory transported the disciples into a state of immense happiness. what is good, what really matters, is not to be in this place or that, but always to be with Jesus. ICWG Sunday Reflection from Scepter Publishers.
We cannot let this day go without stimulating in our souls a deep and effective desire to go back once again, to return like the prodigal son, so as to be closer to God. ICWG Sunday Reflection from Scepter Publishers.
Meditation on our last end can move us, while we are still on earth, to react against lukewarmness, against any reluctance to commit ourselves entirely to God’s service, and to develop our relationship with him. It can wean us from attachment to earthly things, which we must soon leave behind us in any case. In Conversation With God Sunday Reflection From Scepter Publishers
The Gospel of the Mass also invites us to be magnanimous, to have a big heart, like the heart of Christ. The Gospel exhorts us to bless those who curse us, to pray for those who persecute us. It calls upon us to do the good without expecting anything in return. ICWG Sunday Reflection from Scepter Publishers