April 14, 2014
MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK
Isaiah 42:1-7 * John 12:1-11
The Gospel today gives us a glimpse of a man whose life has been radically transformed by an encounter with Jesus Christ. Lazarus was a normal guy. He had friends, went to the store, and enjoyed leisurely pastimes. Eventually he grew ill, fought sickness, and died. Lazarus could be me or you.
It is not until Jesus Christ comes into the picture that Lazarus becomes a noteworthy figure. Lazarus is freed from the confines of death that entrap all other people and rises to new life in Christ.
We hear in the Gospel that Lazarus caused many Jews to believe in Jesus. Lazarus became a walking testament to the power of Jesus Christ. His every action and conversation made Christ present to those around him, and Lazarus lived with the knowledge that every breath was a gift from God. His life could not help but echo the cry of the psalms, “The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
We too then, who have the joy of knowing Christ, should spend every living moment shining his light.
- In what area of my life do I need Christ to bring me fully alive?
- How do I walk each day with the knowledge that Christ has brought me back from the dead?
- How can I make my life a living testament to the glory of God?
Class of 2014
Major: Management Information Systems
Future Plans: I’d like to be a saint some day, but at the moment I am applying to study as a seminarian for the Diocese of Austin.
St. Mary's Catholic Center will post a daily reflection from a student, former student, or staff member every day of Lent. We have compiled these reflections into a handout, given to our students on Ash Wednesday.