Monday 25 March 2024

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Monday in Holy Week

Isaiah 42:1-7. The Lord is my light and my salvation – Psalm 26(27):1-3, 13-14. John 12:1-11.

Leave her alone. She bought it.

It must have been beyond tiresome for Jesus, who was in the final phases of his most difficult earthly life, to have to deal with such paltry comments from one of his chosen. It speaks to the importance of focusing on Jesus and the way he loved, and not on our own irritations that lead to judgment. In our world, where criticism and judgment seem to have replaced compassion and understanding, we need to have the fortitude of Jesus and the love for the other that leads us to say, ‘leave them alone’. This Holy Week, let our walk to Calvary with Jesus strengthen our resolve to be a more reflective, humble and kind disciple of the One who loved.

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