April 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF LENT
Isaiah 49:8-15 * John 5:17-30
“Don’t look down! Hold on! Don’t panic!”
For anyone who has ever attempted rock-climbing or seen someone trying to scale a sheer face, you realize it requires an immense amount of confidence in the strength of the rope that will save you. People who are afraid of trusting the rope and instead rely on their own skill and strength tend to hug the rock, making their feet more prone to slipping, and tiring out their arms. However, it is not until the instant you trust in the rope that you will truly begin to climb¬—even daring holds and routes you could never do otherwise! In the same sense, we must be willing to take a leap of faith, trusting God with everything we are.
Even when we doubt and fear as Zion did, God gently reminds us; “I will never forget you.” Through our personal mountains of insecurities, selfishness, and struggles in life, he pursues our hearts! We have but to realize our own littleness and open ourselves to his greatness! In the powerful Gospel today, the intimate unity of the Trinity is expressed in Jesus’ relationship with the Father. Jesus himself proclaims, “I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.” (John 17:30)
- Where can I trust more in God, especially in those areas where I am weakest?
- How must I step out of my comfort zone to actively live my faith?
Class of 2016
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Future plans: God willing, I will graduate as an engineer, marry my future bride, raise one big awesome Catholic family.
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.