The Holy Lent

Day 25 - Fourth Thursday of the The Holy Lent

by Prince Mathew

Preface for Meditation:

We are in Mid-Lent. Having climbed the mountain up to this point, we begin to see the end of our pilgrimage, and the rays of Easter grow in their intensity. Lent is our self-crucifixion, our experience, limited as it is, of Christ's commandment heard in the Gospel "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me" (Mark 8:34). But we cannot take up our cross and follow Christ unless we have His Cross which He took up in order to save us. It is His Cross, not ours, that saves us. It is His Cross that gives not only meaning but also power to others.

As we are in midst of Lent, Christ shall lead us up to the spiritual Jerusalem by His Resurrection.... for the Cross is called the Tree of Life, it is the tree that was planted in Paradise, and for this reason our fathers have planted it in the midst of Holy Lent, remembering both Adams bliss and how he was deprived of it, remembering also that partaking of this Tree we no longer die but are kept alive.... Thus, refreshed and reassured, we begin the second part of Lent......with a body and mind of purified, repented and spiritually activated……

Bible Reading Passages:
Fourth Thursday of The Holy Lent

* St. Luke 15 : 11-32

* Deuteronomy 5: 6-22
* Psalms 41:1-3
* Proverbs 22: 1-12
* Acts 15:35-40
* II Corinthians 1: 13-22
* St. Matthew 19: 16-26

Bible Verse of the day:

But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. - St. Luke 15:32

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