The Holy Lent

Day 31 - Fifth Wednesday of the The Holy Lent

by Prince Mathew

Preface for Meditation:

The way of greatness in God's kingdom is the way of servant hood and humility, putting others first in our care and concern. Jesus willing laid down his life for our sake because he loved us first (John 3:16). He calls us to love as he did, by laying down our lives in sacrificial service for the good of others. An early church father summed up Jesus' teaching with the expression: to serve is to reign with Christ. We share in God's reign by laying down our lives in humble service of one another as Jesus did for our sake.

The passion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the hope of glory and a lesson in patience. ..He loved us so much that, sinless himself, he suffered for us sinners the punishment we deserved for our sins. How then can he fail to give us the reward we deserve for our righteousness, for he is the source of righteousness? How can he, whose promises are true, fail to reward the saints when he bore the punishment of sinners, though without sin himself? Let us then fearlessly acknowledge, and even openly proclaim, that Christ was crucified for us; let us confess it, not in fear but in joy, not in shame but in glory. The way to glory and victory for us is through the cross of Jesus Christ. We have to be ready to take up our cross and follow Christ in his way of victory.

Bible Reading Passages:
Fifth Wednesday of The Holy Lent

* St. Mark 6:30-46

* Deuteronomy 31: 16-23
* Isaiah 41: 8-17
* Acts 5:1 - 6
* I Corinthians 10: 1-13
* St. Matthew 14: 14-23

Bible Verse of the Day:

Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. - St. Mark 6:41

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