WEEK B-L6 MARK 14:1-15:47
In today’s Gospel, Jesus institutes the Eucharist and creates a new covenant with God. He promises that those who follow and believe in Him will have eternal life. Jesus then takes up His cross and sacrifices His life for everyone. This scene shows how Jesus bore the weight of the world, and through His sacrifice not only was He transformed, but He saved the world from sin. This great love is seen in the Eucharist every week! How lucky!
Today’s Gospel is about the Passion of Jesus Christ. The priests and scribes make plans to arrest Jesus, after the Passover. As the priest plan, Jesus is washed with an expensive perfume. Jesus then announces before the Last Supper, that one of His disciples will be betray Him. Following the Last Supper, it is told that Peter will deny Jesus three times, before morning. Jesus then goes to pray in the garden at which point he is betrayed by Judas. Jesus is then brought before the high priest for judgement. As Peter is watching, he is almost caught and denies knowing Jesus three times. Jesus is then brought before Pontius Pilate, and then is sentenced to crucifixion by the people. Jesus is then beaten, before he begins to walk with the crucifix to Golgotha. He is then crucified at Golgotha and dies on the cross. Following His death, He then wrapped in cloth and taken to his tomb. Today’s Gospel exemplifies the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, for He loved the world so much that He was willing to die for it.
To offer or kill as a religious sacrifice. How fortunate are we that Jesus gave His life to save us all from sin? Often times we are just onlookers to others that bear a greater burden than we do. This whole entire Lenten season is about sacrifice. This week, think about what you gave up for Lent. Continue to practice giving up that one thing. Whether it be giving your time, or helping your parents at home. Write it on a piece of paper, and your experience with it and bring the paper in to share next week.
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, You gave Your life and showed us how each person can use their talents to help others who carry a heavier burden than we do. We pray that You can give the strength to use our talents and help others see Your love and sacrifice in the Eucharist. Help us continue to sacrifice for others. Amen.
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