Learning from Jesus Christ
We know Jesus Christ through the scriptures, and one goal of the Second Vatican Council was to promote the reading of scripture in the liturgy and catechesis of the church.
Scholars and believers have brought new insights from the scriptures into our faith and our church. Our task now is to let the scriptures nourish our prayer and our reflections on our faith.
That’s a goal of our mission this week.
In the morning Masses we are going to reflect on the daily readings for Lent.
In the evening services for Monday and Tuesday we are going to reflect on the part of the Gospel of Matthew called the Sermon on the Mount which is read in the first part of lent. Jesus, our Teacher, tells us how to live and how to pray.
On Wednesday, we will go to another mountain, Mount Calvary, to learn from Jesus how to love.
This morning, the story of the official who approaches Jesus asking that he heal his son who is dying draws our attention to the mystery of death. Why does it happen? What does Jesus teach us about death?
He came to conquer death. “Dying you destroyed our death, rising you restored our life, Lord Jesus come in glory.”
The two most important moments of our life are now and at the hour of our death.
Holy Mary, mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.