Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Ascendimus Hierosolymam (Mat 20:18)

We are going to Jerusalem with Jesus. He leads us and we follow him. He is not afraid to take his cross and teaches us to be brave. As followers of Jesus we also experience the difficult moments in our life. There are people who hurt and insult us. We face sufferings and death of our beloved ones. Thus, we prepare ourselves to overcome death and to meet with our beloved Father in heaven.
During our journey we often pray and ask Jesus to help us. Sometimes our requests are not proper and we need to change them. We love Jesus with our whole heart and we trust in him. However, we are humans beings who are focused on themselves. We would like all our dreams come true. But Jesus reminds us that it is not necessary. More important is to be ready to carry our own crosses. For the difficult experiences obviously will come sooner or later.
Jesus Christ teaches us that we should not think too much about others. We do not have to judge them because we are not better than our sisters and brothers. On the contrary, we need to support and love each other. We are to pray and to ask blessings for them. 
The main thing in the spiritual life is to be very close with the Lord. If we are with Jesus, we know how to be simpathetic and to help one another. We learn from Jesus to serve and offer our own life for other people. 
Let us follow Jesus and spend much time with him. Let us listen to his words of wisdom. Let us accept our own sufferings and help others to carry their crosses. We all are pilgrims who are heading towards Jerusalem to die with Jesus on the cross and to start a new life with him too.      

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

In dilectione mea (Jn 15:9)

During the Lenten season we learn how to love God the Father. Prayer is a special occasion to talk about love with the Son of God. Moreover, we are invited to abide in the love of the Holy Spirit.
There are some requirements to love God and people. First of all, we have to obey the commandments. The commandments remind us to love God with the whole heart and to love one another similarly. Our words and deeds should be the proof of our love towards each other.
If we are peaceful and joyful, it is a good sign that we fulfil the God’s commandments and requirements. In this way we are to follow Jesus and imitate his example.
Jesus Christ prays with love, talks with love and touches the sick with love. He teaches us to forget about ourselves and our own needs.
In the holy season we should focus on God and our friends. What really does God want me to do? What is the need of my sister or brother? What do they want to share with me? Do I hear Jesus speaking to me?
And Jesus says: “You are my friend. I make you know everything about your heavenly Father. You are a beloved child of God. I choose you for an extraordinary mission so that you could achieve the heavenly kingdom”.