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31 MARCH, 2017, Friday, 4th Week of Lent

LOVING EVEN WHEN MISUNDERSTOOD PRESUMES A REAL KNOWLEDGE OF SELF, OTHERS AND UNION WITH GOD
The book of wisdom says that a true son of the Lord will be met with opposition when he tries to live a virtuous life. We are also told that we must persevere in doing good even when we are rejected by others. Like the prophets and especially Jesus in today’s gospel, we must remain faithful to who we are and what we are called to do. What was the key to Jesus’ fidelity to goodness and to God?

30 MARCH, 2017, Thursday, 4th Week of Lent

HOSTILITY AGAINST CHRIST AND HIS GOSPEL
Today, Christianity is in many ways under assault. Externally, the world is opposed to the teachings of the gospel. Internally, many Catholics are not even convinced of the truth of the Word of God. Why are people opposed to the gospel? In the light of such opposition, what must we do? How do we respond to our critics?

29 MARCH, 2017, Wednesday, 4th Week of Lent

THE FOUNDATION FOR DOING GOOD
Jesus performed everything in union with the Father, based on the union of mind and will. His good works came from His identification with the compassion and love of His Father. His union with the Father was the cause of His mission to humanity. So it was out of the love of the Father in Him that He went about doing good so that the Father could be seen through Him. What about us? What is the basis for our good works? Is it based on purely humanitarian reasons, simply because we feel the sufferings of our fellowmen, or because of moral obligation to contribute to society because we have been beneficiaries?

28 MARCH, 2017, Tuesday, 4th Week of Lent

DO YOU WANT TO BE WELL AGAIN?
All that is left is for us to decide whether we want to allow God’s grace to work in and through us. We must cooperate with His grace. He wants to free us from the power of sin and death, but not without our consent. If we do not want to change and instead give excuses, then nothing is going to happen. If we are serious about getting well again, then we need to get up and start walking towards Jesus.

27 MARCH, 2017, Monday, 4th Week of Lent

LEAVING THE PAST IN HOPE OF THE FUTURE
So long as we cling to the past, the future cannot be brought into the present. Only when we think of what is possible in the future, can we then let go of the past. Indeed, those who live with hope of a better tomorrow will always be ready to let go of the past, no matter how painful, hurtful or disappointing it might have been. Those who give up on the future are those who live without hope.

26 MARCH, 2017, Sunday, 4th Week of Lent

ENLIGHTENED BY CHRIST OUR LIGHT
As believers, we know Jesus and are therefore enlightened in the truth. The gospel must govern our behaviour and lifestyle. By so doing, we become a witness to Christ, our Light. By our new way of being and thinking and acting, we become a living example of what it means to live an enlightened life. By our word and example, we can throw light on all human realities, and thereby enlighten the world in distinguishing right from wrong.

25 MARCH, 2017, Saturday, Annunciation of the Lord

THE PERFECT SACRIFICE OF LOVE
What we are called to imitate in today’s celebration is the total giving of God the Father in Christ Jesus. This means that we must be ready to say ‘yes’ to God in whatever we do. Doing God’s will is more than just saying a single “yes”. Living out the ‘yes’ at every moment of the day and of the year is very daunting and challenging. It calls for a total and daily dying to self. Saying ‘yes’ is a lifelong commitment.

24 MARCH, 2017, Friday, Third Week of Lent

THE RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS
Happiness is ours only if we know where to find it. Because of the lack of wisdom and understanding, we seek happiness at the wrong places. So what must we do to find real happiness?

23 MARCH, 2017, Thursday, Third Week of Lent

INCONSISTENCY
There is no neutrality in faith and allegiance to the Lord. If we are not on His side, we are already against Him because we do not support what is true and good. Today, we must make clear our stand. Are we for the Lord or not?

22 MARCH, 2017, Wednesday, Third Week of Lent

ENTRANCE TEST TO ENTER THE PROMISED LAND
To enter into the Promised Land at Easter, we must return to the Laws of God, observe them so that we might have life. But what is it that hinders us from being obedient to the laws of God?