Day: March 27, 2024

March 28, 2024 Reflection – Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday   March 28, 2024 Holy Thursday Dear Family of Mary! Today we begin the Holy Triduum. We walk with Jesus through his Passion and Death, staying close to Him and compassionating with Him. We want to stay by His side. The Gospel today remembers the washing of the Apostles feet. Jesus wanted to prepare them for His Passion, washing them from all that would keep them from staying with Him as He offered Himself to the Father for our sins. But we see that one of the twelve, Judas, was not able to surrender His treachery and greed and accept being cleaned by Jesus. We are aghast at his choice. But we must not think we are above him. We must be vigilant in cleaning our hearts. Here is the Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 13:1-15 Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The ­devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, ­fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured ­water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Master, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus ­answered him, “Unless I wash you, you will have no ­inheritance with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Master, then not only my feet, but my hands and head as well.” Jesus said to him, “Whoever has bathed has no need except to have his feet washed, for he is clean all over; so you are clean, but not all.” For he knew who would betray him; for this reason, he said, “Not all of you are clean.”  So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”(Jn 13:1-15) Jesus, we long for you to wash our feet. We long for you to cleanse us of our sins. We long to release all our sins to You and become clean… Our Lady also comes to us to help us to be cleaned. This early message shows her great desire to help us to be purified and to adhere to her Son, Jesus: April 2, 2008 “Dear children, Also today as I am with you in the great love of God I desire to ask you: Are you also with me? Are your hearts open for me? Do you permit me with my love to purify and prepare them for my Son? My children, you have been chosen because, in your time, the great grace of God has descended on earth. Do not hesitate to accept it. Thank you.” Mother we permit you with your love to purify and prepare our hearts for your Son! Yes, Mother, help us to make good confessions and be made clean! Help us to be clean and ready for Jesus! Help us to accept the great grace of God! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c) Mary TV 2024 Here is the schedule of live prayer from Medjugorje for today: Thursday – 03/28/24 3:00-4:00PM Hour of Mercy 4:00-5:00PM Daily Rosary 5:00-9:00PM Holy Thursday Mass