Lenten Reflection

The cross is the school of love. It transforms how we look at God,

the world, and everyone around us. Nailed to the cross with

Jesus, we sometimes have faith enough to hear him promise,

“This day you will be with me in Paradise.” Others simply curse

God for not taking them down off of the cross.

If you are graced to be a student of the cross, it is your mission

to pray with all of your strength for those who are truants

of this school. The love of God compels us to love one another,


God has already lowered himself to our level, suffered

at our hands, and loved us through it all. Jesus is the perfect

example of being loved by God and loving God.

to carry one another’s burdens. Realizing that God alone really

matters is the first step to entering the kingdom of God. When

that kingdom comes, everyone will acknowledge God’s priority.

Until then, we live in a world where those who know must tell

those who don’t, and oftentimes those who know best are the

children. Fulton Sheen once said there will be only children in

the kingdom, something that we adults might want to reflect

upon from time to time.



"michael dubruiel"

Lenten Reflection

The cross of Christ forces us to choose sides, to reorder our

priorities. It also transforms our personal crosses and gives us

hope: We have on our side someone who is victorious over all

enemies, all powers and principalities.

St. Leonard said, “Impress on yourself this great truth: Even

if all hell’s devils come after you to tempt you, you won’t sin

unless you want to—provided that you don’t trust in your own

powers, but in the assistance of God. He doesn’t refuse help to

those who ask it with a lively faith.” God offers us all the help

we need in this life, if we avail ourselves of it.


"michael dubruiel"

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