“Christ is Alive” | Celebrating the Easter Season (Third Week)

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THIRD WEEK OF EASTER: HEART

Sunday:
“Jesus Christ our Lord was moved as much by Peter’s repentance after his fall as by John’s innocence and faithfulness. Jesus understands our weakness and draw us to himself on an inclined plane. He wants us to make an effort to climb a little each day. He seeks us out, just as he did the disciples of Emmaus, whom he went out to meet. He sought Thomas, showed himself to him and made him touch with his fingers the open wounds in his hands and side. Jesus Christ is always waiting for us to return to him; he knows our weakness.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ is Passing By, no.75

Monday (St. Joseph the Worker):
“Consider what is most beautiful and most noble on earth, what pleases the mind and the other faculties, and what delights the flesh and the senses.

“And the world, and the other worlds that shine in the night: the whole universe. Well this, along with all the follies of the heart satisfied, is worth nothing, is nothing and less than nothing compared… with this God of mine! — of yours! Infinite treasure, pearl of great price, humbled, become a slave, reduced to the form of a servant in the stable where he chose to be born, in Joseph’s workshop, in his passion and in his ignominious death… and in the madness of Love which is the blessed Eucharist.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
The Way, no. 432

Tuesday:
“It makes me very happy to realize that Christ wanted to be fully a man, with flesh like our own. I am moved when I contemplate how wonderful it is for God to love with a man’s heart.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ is Passing By, no. 108

Wednesday:
“St John the Apostle, who pours into his narrative so much that is first-hand, tells of his first unforgettable conversation with Christ. ‘Master, where are you staying? He said to them, Come and see. They went and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.’

“This divine and human dialogue completely changed the life of John and Andrew, and Peter and James and so many others. It prepared their hearts to listen to the authoritative teaching which Jesus gave them beside the Sea of Galilee.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ is Passing By, no. 108

Thursday:

“The Gospels tell us that Jesus had no place to rest his head, but they also tell us that he had many good, close friends, eager to have him stay in their homes when he was in the vicinity. They tell us of his compassion for the sick, of his sorrow for those who were ignorant or in error, his anger at the money changers who profaned the temple; his heart was touched by the sorrow of the widow at Naim.

“All this human behaviour is the behaviour of God. ‘For in him dwells all the fullness of the godhead bodily.’ Christ is God become man: a complete, perfect man. And through his human nature, he shows us what his divine nature is.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ is Passing By, no. 108-109

Friday:

“‘I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you.’

“Jesus’ dealings with men go much further than words or superficial attitudes. Jesus takes them seriously and wants to make known to them the divine meaning of their life. Jesus knows how to be demanding, how to direct men to face up to their duties. If we listen to him, he weans us from comfort and conformity, and brings us to know the thrice-holy God. For Jesus is moved by hunger and sorrow, but what moves him most is ignorance. ‘As he landed he saw a great throng, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.’”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ is Passing By, no. 109

Saturday:
“In our relationship to God, we are not blind men yearning for light and crying in anguished darkness. We are children who know our Father loves us.

“Mary tells us about this warmth and security. That’s why her name goes straight to our heart. Our relationship with our own mother may show us how to deal with Mary the Lady of the Sweet Name. We have to love God with the same heart with which we love our parents, our brothers and sisters, the other members of our family, our friends. And we must love Mary with that same heart, too.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ is Passing By, no. 142


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