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Holy Week Series Monday
by jackie oneal
04/09/06
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Holy Week
Monday

Here is my servant who I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased.
Isaiah 42:1
Holy Week is an ideal time to lift our hearts in gratitude for the sacrifice our Lord made for us and for the humility by which He embraced His mission and death on Calvary.
He whose name is above all names and who sits at the right hand of God Almighty gave himself over to suffering and death and stepped into the role of a servant for our sake.
Our Saviour Christ, who was true God and true man was not afraid to do the Fatherís will. And we in turn must all also practice Holy Obedience as Our Lord would have us do in our daily lives.
St. Thomas Aquinas in his Magnum Opus, Summa Theologica reminds us that because Christ posessed a Divine nature, suffering and death did not have to become part of His reality, or destiny, however our Lord acted in obedience to teach us obedience to the Fatherís will.
St. Thomas Aquinas wrote: ďThe sublimity of Christís love for men is shown by the fact that He did not have to suffer and die. Because He was God, He could have prevented His enemies from doing Him injury. But, in obedience to the Fatherís will, he submitted Himself to the violent hands of His enemies.Ē
So let us this Holy Week and always remember the suffering our Lord willingly bore for us on the Cross and let us with grateful hearts embrace our individual Christian missions in obedience to Him who taught us Holy Obedience through His passion.
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