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Holy Week

Dear STMC Community,

I hope that the experience of Holy Week inspires every member of our STMC community to be our authentic selves. I hope that the experience of Holy Week gives us the grace to think about all of the amazing people who have inspired us. I hope that the experience of Holy Week brings each of us closer to what Thomas Merton calls true self-knowledge.

I hope that reflecting on the Passion, the death and the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ helps us to see ourselves in an unvarnished and truly honest way; I hope we are better able to accept our failures and our faults, I hope we are able to see that all of our successes are achieved only with the help of others and only with the guidance and protection of God.

I hope that the experience of Holy Week helps us to be humble; Jesus modeled humility in every aspect of his being. Our Messiah rode into Jerusalem to conquer death on the back of a donkey, he did not bring us the hope of eternal life mounted atop a gallant white steed.

I hope that the experience of Holy Week helps us surrender all our cares of life and helps us to relinquish worry over all the things we cannot control to God and to His Mercy. Most of all, I hope that the experience of Holy Week allows us to encounter Jesus Christ in others, I hope that these encounters bring us all closer to our families, and to our Faith with the knowledge that Jesus is the light and the spark that is in all of us.

Take care, be well, stay safe, and God bless you all.

Live Jesus in our Hearts, Forever!

 

WongJ

Author: WongJ