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One Minute Reflection – 27 March – Tuesday of Holy Week 2018

One Minute Reflection – 27 March – Tuesday of Holy Week 2018

Peter said to him, “Lord, why cannot I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the cock will not crow, till you have denied me three times…John 13:37-38

REFLECTION – “We too often forget that maxim of the Saints which warns us to consider ourselves as each day recommencing our progress towards perfection.   If we consider it frequently we shall not be surprised at the poverty of our spirit, nor how much we have to refuse ourselves.   The work is never finished, we have continually to begin again and that courageously.   What we have done so far is good but what we are going to commence will be better and when we have finished that, we shall begin something else that will be better still and then another – until we leave this world to begin a new life that will have no end because it is the best that can happen to us.
It is not then a case for tears that we have so much work to do for our souls, for we need great courage to go ever onwards (since we must never stop) and much resolution to restrain our desires.   Observe carefully this precept that all the Saints have given to those who would emulate them: to speak little, or not at all, of yourself and your own interests.”…St Francis de Sales (1567-1622) Doctor of the Churchit is not then a case for tears - st francis de sales - tuesday of holy week - 27 march 2018

PRAYER – All-powerful, everliving God, may our sacramental celebration of the Lord’s passion bring us Your forgiveness, Your love and Your help.   Grant that through the prayers of Blessed Louis-Edouard Cestac, Your servant, we may constantly grow in sanctity, zeal and fortitude. T  hrough our Lord Jesus Christ, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.blessed louis-edouard cestac - pray for us - 27 march 2018

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