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One Minute Reflection – 28 February 2018 – Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent and the Memorial of Blessed Stanislaw Antoni Trojanowski (1908-1942) Martyr

One Minute Reflection – 28 February 2018 – Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent and the Memorial of Blessed Stanislaw Antoni Trojanowski (1908-1942) Martyr

But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?”…Matthew 20:22

REFLECTION – “The task of the heart is self-preservation, holding together what is its own.   The pierced Heart of Jesus has truly… overturned this definition.   This Heart is not concerned with self-preservation but with self-surrender.   It saves the world by opening itself.   The collapse of the opened Heart is the content of the Easter Mystery.   The Heart saves, indeed, but it saves, by giving itself away.”…Pope Benedict XVIthe task of the heart is self-preservation - pope benedict xvi - 28 feb 2018

PRAYER – We give You thanks Holy God and Father, for sending us Your Son to teach us how to love, to teach us that only in giving ourselves may we receive ourselves.   Our hearts are made of stone but You O God, can turn them into flesh and teach us to open our hearts completely to the way of the Cross.   May the Martyr Blessed Stanislaw Trojanowski, offer his prayers for us, as we strive to learn, as he did, this way our Lord taught us.   Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.bl stanislaw trojanowski pray for us - 28 feb 2018