Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Jan. 27, 2013

Reflection for Jan. 27, 2013

How can we Christians do as Jesus does?

by Sister Agnes Fischer

"And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, 'Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.' " -- Luke 4, 20-21

After hearing this message describing the Christian Mission, we may say, "This is our homework":

In a word, to be willing, from this moment on, to live doing good as Jesus did. For this we were anointed in our Baptism.

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by Sister Laura Zelten

For me, the paschal mystery of Jesus and our faith begins with the Last Supper.  I think of Jesus' life as a mystery, an unfolding of God's creative and redemptive love for each of us.

At the Last Supper Jesus took a towel and washed the feet of his closest friends. He became a servant and instructed them to do the same.  Then he took bread and wine … he gave thanks, blessed and broke it and said, "This is my body … take and eat … do this memory of me."  Every time I go to Eucharist I remember the gift of love Jesus gave to us through our baptism.  And I also remember that I am that bread and wine … I am a part of the body of Christ.  So I, too, give thanks for the gifts I have been given. I, too, am blessed and broken and shared as sign of the living body of Christ among us.

"Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit." - John 12:24


Thanks, Agnes and Laura, for your succinct and insightful commentary/testimony!


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