The Holy Lent

Day 16 - Third Tuesday of the The Holy Lent

by Prince Mathew

Preface for Meditation:

During this The Holy Lent we have to wear the Cross of Reconciliation – the Cross of Peace. Psalm 34:14 urges us to "seek peace and pursue it." Peace will not come to us, indeed we are prone to create conflict and division rather than be at peace. That is music to Satan’s ears. He enjoys seeing people in conflict, especially brothers and sisters of Christ. But God is One who will seek peace. God pursued peace between himself and us by sending his Son, Jesus Christ. It was God who took the initiative, not us. In Psalm 34 he urges those who know his peace to be the first to risk seeking peace with others.

Jesus was talking to his Disciples in Matthew 5 about the destructive nature of tearing people down with words. When destructive words have been spoken, Jesus told them what to do. "If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift at the altar, but go first and be reconciled to your brother – then come and offer your gift." By using the Cross of Reconciliation our worship is now acceptable to God. In the same way Christ’s Reconciling death on the cross has made us acceptable to God. There on the cross sinful men ganged up on Jesus to nail him to the cross motivated by all their anger and hatred and hostility, but God used the very same cross to bring peace and reconciliation between God and men…between himself and us…..

Bible Reading Passages:
Third Tuesday of The Holy Lent

* St. Mark 10: 17-27

* Exodus 20: 1-19
* Job 31: 1-15
* Proverbs 3: 1-12
* St. James 1: 27-2: 13
* Ephesians 2: 1-18
* St. Mark 4:1-20

Bible Verse of the day:

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." - St. Mark 10:27

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