Prayer of the Day

Tuesday in Holy Week

April 15th, 2014
""Truly, one of you will betray me."" John 13 : 21
Jesus and Peter

John the Evangelist,  the author of the fourth Gospel,  has a unique and special way of understanding Jesus’ cross.  For him the cross of Jesus means glory.  Reflecting on this,  we begin to understand that the cross of Jesus is a truth which has power to change our lives.

Peter and Judas had a few things in common.  They were both disciples,  they were both cowards,  and they both betrayed the Lord.   They were partners in sin but not in redemption.  Peter repented,  but Judas despaired.  Peter chose the wise path,  but Judas the foolish one.  God is his judge,  and no sin or weakness is beyond God’s mercy and forgiveness.

Christ’s call to conversion continues to resound in our lives.  It is the call of the season of Lent,  and in a special way the gentle invitation of Holy Week.

We have now entered into the solemn week in which we commemorate God’s great art of love.  Let us not abandon Jesus during these final days,  but rather let us accompany him through prayer and contemplation.

Prayer Lord Jesus, teach me and help me to love your cross by which you have redeemed the world. Amen