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March 22, 2019 Lenten Reflection

Friday, March 22, 2019
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God has done many great things for us. The greatest of those things is to send his one and only Son for our salvation. Jesus was sent to tell of God’s word (as Word) and to die on the cross for our sins.

As I reflect on this passage, I think about all the marvelous things God has done for me. He gave me wonderful parents who watch over me and, by the grace of God, are able to provide a roof above my head and food on the table every day. Even in the refugee camp when my parents were especially poor, food was provided for me every day. Even if it is the little things, it is marvelous that God gave us what we needed, just as God was willing to give us his only Son.

That gift of God’s only Son, mentioned in today’s readings, was not appreciated by those who were offered it. In fact, we hear about Jesus in a memorable way: “the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” Although they rejected Him, God allowed them (and all of us) to receive the benefits of that perfect gift. Without Jesus we would not even have the chance to go to heaven.

What are the marvelous things God has done for you? Do you spend enough time identifying them? Do you thank God for them

Augustin, Class of 2022

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