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Importance of Fourth Thursday of Great Lent # Day 25

March 15, 2012

Dear All in Jesus Christ,

Preface for Meditation

We are in Mid-Lent. Having climbed the mountain up to this point, we begin to see the end of our pilgrimage, and the rays of Easter grow in their intensity. Lent is our self-crucifixion, our experience, limited as it is, of Christ’s commandment heard in the Gospel “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34). But we cannot take up our cross and follow Christ unless we have His Cross which He took up in order to save us. It is His Cross, not ours, that saves us. It is His Cross that gives not only meaning but also power to others.

As we are in midst of Lent, Christ shall lead us up to the spiritual Jerusalem by His Resurrection…. for the Cross is called the Tree of Life, it is the tree that was planted in Paradise, and for this reason our fathers have planted it in the midst of Holy Lent, remembering both Adams bliss and how he was deprived of it, remembering also that partaking of this Tree we no longer die but are kept alive…. Thus, refreshed and reassured, we begin the second part of Lent…… with a body and mind of purified, repented and spiritually activated……

Bible Reading #  Fourth Thursday of Great Lent

  • Evening
    • St. Luke15 : 11-32
  • Morning
    • Deuteronomy5: 6-22
    • Psalms 41:1-3
    • Proverbs22: 1-12
    • Acts 15:35-40
    • II Corinthians 1: 13-22
    • St. Matthew 19: 16-26

Take this lent as the most rigorous one. Let he forgive us and bless us.

Your Servant In Lord

Lino Abraham

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