by Sister Agnes Fischer
"Could you not watch one hour with me?"
In today's reading of the Passion we hear Jesus ask this question of his friends. During this Holy Week, he asks us the same question.
Are we planning to take some time on Holy Thursday evening to commemorate and celebrate the day in which we received the great gift of Eucharist and the commandment to love and serve one another?
Will we set aside a little time on Good Friday afternoon to walk the Way of the Cross with Jesus and accompany him in the hour of his crucifixion and death?
Can we forego a little sleep on Saturday night to celebrate the vigil of Jesus' resurrection and recall the wonderful history of our salvation?
And on Easter Sunday will we bring our whole family to church to sing, "Alleluia, Jesus is risen"?
You say so much 'good stuff'' in such few words. Thanks for your reflection.
Aggie, YES, YES, and YES! May you, also, have a blessed Holy Week and Easter.
Agnes, You said it all in a few words. Thanks.
Sister Aggie, Thank you for the questions you presented for me to really think about during this Tridium. I will take them to retreat with me.
Watch: "to look at or on attentively or carefully."
"to use the power of vision."
Can we also "watch," with JESUS, the on-going sufferings all around us, and in our world today, and "see" with new eyes and "new" hearts?
This reflection is very inspirational and motivating for me to participate actively in Holy Week Services with my church family. Thanks and Blessings to you and your Fransican Sisters.