April 15, 2014
TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK
Isaiah 49:1-6 * John 13:21-33, 36-38
“Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”
As we continue through Holy Week, we get this scene of the Last Supper, and we hear these heavy words from Jesus. The disciples are confused by Jesus’ statement, and they simply look at each other, wondering about whom Jesus is referring to; surely none of them will turn against him. In reading this Gospel, my mind kept going to the passage in Genesis when the Lord asks Cain where his brother is, to which he replies, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
Surely we are each other’s keepers. As members of the Mystical Body of Christ, we rely on one another to continue growing in faith, especially in our darkest moments. You never know where you will find the doubtful or the weak.
We need to always be alert and see how the devil is not only trying to tempt us, but also trying to tempt our brothers and sisters. Even those with the strongest of faith experience doubts. Simon Peter ends up denying Jesus three times, as it is foreshadowed at the end of the reading.
Amidst all the darkness, Jesus fills us with hope by saying that we “will follow later.” This is the promise that we will be reunited with him in his glory. So let us await his glorious resurrection.
- What are some ways Satan might be trying to tempt you?
- What is keeping you from truly giving your heart to God?
- What is holding you back to following Christ?
St. Mary's Catholic Center will post a daily reflection from a student, former student, or staff member every day of Lent. We have compiled these reflections into a handout, given to our students on Ash Wednesday.