Lenten reflections 2018 - Holy Week - Tuesday of Holy Week


Tuesday of Holy Week
(Isaiah 49: 1-6; John 13: 21-33, 36-38)


`You are my servant in whom I shall be glorified,
you are honoured inmy eyes'


You walk with Jesus as he joins his disciples for what is to be his last meal. The disciples make a space for you and you have full view of Christ and everyone present. Jesus looks sombre and you hear him say: AI tell you solemnly, one of you will betray me!' Become Judas for a moment. What are you feeling as you hear the words of Jesus? How do think Jesus is feeling? A friend is about to betray him. Now be yourself, when Judas leaves the room. You hear Jesus say: 'Now has the Son of Man been glorified'. What sense do you make of that? Let Jesus reveal that to you.

Be John, the beloved disciple reclining next to Jesus. You have just experienced the anointing/washing of your feet. How do these words, one of you will betray me' affect you as John? What is it that you would like to say to Jesus? Become Peter. You feel indignant when Jesus says: 'Where I am going you cannot follow me now; you will follow me later.' You love Jesus so much that you will lay down your life for him. Feel that love, friendship and commitment. So what is your response when Jesus says: 'A tell you most solemnly, before the cock crows you will have disowned me three times'. Are those words saying something to you personally? If so, talk to Jesus about it. Jesus suffers the loneliness of knowing the big story which those closest to him just cannot comprehend. You know the story, so what comfort would you like to extend to him now?


Breath Prayer:

I breathe in:     ‘Jesus, I walk with you’

I breathe out:      ‘In your suffering’


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