03.21.14 ~ Friday of the Second Week of Lent


In Conversation with God:

Every sin bears an intimate and mysterious relationship to the Passion of Jesus. We will recognise the evil of sin only if we know how to relate it to the mystery of the Redemption…

… the Passion which the Jews made Christ suffer was almost nothing compared with what Christians make him undergo with their insults of mortal sins… what horror there will be when Jesus Christ shows us the things for which we have abandoned him! …

For our sake he made himself to be sin… he burdened himself with all the atrocities we have committed, until his body ran with the sweat of blood…

… the goodness of grace in one single person is greater than the material good of the entire universe…

CCC #293

Scripture and Tradition never cease to teach and celebrate this fundamental truth: “The world was made for the glory of God.” St. Bonaventure explains that God created all things “not to increase his glory, but to show it forth and to communicate it”, for God has no other reason for creating than his love and goodness: “Creatures came into existence when the key of love opened his hand.” The First Vatican Council explains:

This one, true God, of his own goodness and “almighty power”, not for increasing his own beatitude, nor for attaining his perfection, but in order to manifest this perfection through the benefits which he bestows on creatures, with absolute freedom of counsel “and from the beginning of time, made out of nothing both orders of creatures, the spiritual and the corporeal. . .”

Totus Tuus:

Our inner struggle is always between our own will and the desires of Jesus. In order to respond to his desires for us, we need to surpass ourselves and go beyond ourselves…


… set the captives free, leave us abandoned to Your praise…


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