(Sp.sp.19.03.2008, 4ª.feira at 10.10 hrs.) (Alt. 30.03.2013)
Holy Week for Catholic Christians we represent the ultimate in our Christian faith. Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.Unfortunately, our people identify more with the death (6ª.feira holy), so much so that often the church is packed on friday, than the Resurrection, which is the more important event. (Easter). It is the victory of life over death!
Easter reminds passage. Jews celebrate the passage of the Red Sea when the Jews were freed from the shackles of the Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt.As we reported the Old Testament, chapter 12, verses 1 to 14: "The Lord said to Moses and Araão the land of Egypt:" This month shall be for you the main, the first month of the year. so talk to all the assembly of Israel: On the tenth day of this month, each family take an animal, an animal for each person. If the family is too small for an animal, then it will join with the nearest neighbor of your home. 14Esse day will be for you a memorial because it will celebrate a feast for Yahweh. You will celebrate the rite as a permanent, from generation to generation. " ( 1 )
For Christians, Easter is much more than the passage of the Red Sea. IS LIFE CHANGING. Change of a sinful life for a life rooted in the grace of the Lord Jesus !. It is new life, a constant harmony of life with the word of God and His sacraments, which are SENSITIVE SIGNS OF GOD'S GRACE.
Jesus tells us in Matthew's Gospel, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added." Note that he speaks: EVERYTHING ELSE !. So the person who puts Jesus, the Son of God, above all, do not have to worry about anything else. Everything else you will be added.
Biblically, in Mark 14, 22-25, we read: "While they were eating, Jesus took bread and, having pronounced the blessing, broke it, distributed to them, and said," Take, this is my body. " Then he took a cup, thanked and gave to them. And they all drank. And Jesus said to them, "This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which is shed for many. I assure you: never drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink new wine in the Kingdom of God. "
Jesus lived and made his life an offering to the Father and all mankind. indubitable proof of the one true love. Look to the cross, there is the great test! He faithfully fulfilled its mission, to do the Father's will. To die in a cross of wood for the remission of sins of all mankind !.The love of God is authentic and full as it has the mark of GRATUITY! Nothing requires in turn !. He gave it to every creature, without partiality. He died for every human being !!!
My brothers and sisters, let Easter, a rare opportunity, to reconcile ourselves with people, especially in the family. Easter is the time of FORGIVENESS and RECONCILIATION !.No use a table laden (cod, prime meats, wine, chocolate, etc.), if the heart is "heavy." We confess to God our sins and let us make a firm commitment to change his life. Change, of course, always for the better!
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL HUMANS, REGARDLESS OF RELIGION. GOD LOVES US ALL! CHRIST IS RISEN, HALLELUJAH !!!
(1). Bible Ave Maria, page 111/12.
(*) The author is a lover of good. And disseminator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire planet. Know his BLOG BEM VIVER - GOOD LIVING - HTTP://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com and his poetic and philosophical link: WWW.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore
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