Saturday, April 12, 2014

Jesus was sacrificed for our salvation

"Caiaphas did not say this on his own, but since he was high priest for that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation,"  (John 11: 51)

The Church is the Family of the Father, the Body of the Son and the Temple of the Holy Spirit.
For His Body, Jesus gave His flesh and blood.  Scripture says that nobody hates his body.  Jesus loves His body unconditionally.

Friday, April 11, 2014

In my distress I called and He heard me

"But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.  They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten."  (Jeremiah 20: 11)

God is the Guardian of my rights.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Truth shall make you free

"Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  (John 8: 31 - 32)

"If the Son makes you free, then you will be free indeed."  (John 8: 36)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The strong attraction of the Cross

"And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself."  (John 12: 32)

"The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."  (1 Corinthians 1: 18)

Jesus predicted that men would be strongly attracted to the cross.  This prediction has proved true.  From the first instance of Christianity till this very day, the Cross has been a magnet to men.  Of all signs, it is the most unlikely to attract me.  But it sure does.  It reminds me of the sign of the manger:  a baby boy wrapped in swaddling clothes in a dismal environment.  Yet this is the sign by which the shepherds were to recognize the Child Jesus.  The Cross is the sign of salvation.  Acceptance of the Cross is acceptance of Jesus while rejection of the Cross is rejection of Jesus.

Monday, April 07, 2014

In your kindness blot out our sins

"Then Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
She replied, “No one, sir.” Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, [and] from now on do not sin any more."  (John 8: 10 - 11)

Let the person without sin be the first to throw a stone.

"Forgiveness is the remission of sins.  For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again."  (St. Augustine)

Sunday, April 06, 2014

I am the resurrection and the life

"When Jesus heard this he said, “This illness is not to end in death, but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it."  (John 11: 4)

Delay is not denial.  Delay may glorify God.

"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of the faith is to see what you believe."  (St. Augustine)