Saturday, March 31, 2012
Eve of Palm Sunday and Holy Week
We are thinking about how the Passion, Death, and Resurrection influences our lives. Sometimes we forget the importance of the events of this week on our own lives today. It is good to take time to reflect on not only what Jesus suffered to show His love for us, but what this means for us in living out our own lives.
I was just reading a long article on Reconciliation and how we all need to be reconciled to God, each other, and our world.
Now to return to my reflections on the Constitutions of the Society of the Sacred Heart, we were on #10, the first number under our Service in the Church.
We are sent by the Church
to communicate the love of the Heart of Jesus.
In Him all find their true growth as persons
and the way towards reconciliation with one another.
This we believe; this we want to proclaim.
It is clear that we are to communicate the love of the Heart of Jesus and this is day in and day out no matter what we are doing. This is our mission and we have the grace to do this, or rather the Heart of Jesus uses us to reveal His love to others. I cannot do this well if I am grouchy or moody; I need to radiate His love, peace, and joy.
Now, to look at the part where it states that "In Him all find their growth as persons and the way towards reconciliation with one another."
I am conscious that I am only beginning to reflect on some parts of the Constitutions taken line by line and find it helpful. The good part of this line is that we are in Him always and so we do find our growth as persons in so many ways and are called and helped to reconciliation with one another.
Let us pray for one another during Holy Week!!