I should make a promise to myself to ignore Twitter feeds this coming week in order to prepare properly for all the Church services. I woke up this morning and made the mistake of going to my phone and looking at the latest tweets. Holy smokes there are a lot of unhappy people in this world. Reading tweets is liking eating a Dorito, you can’t just read or eat one and by the time you stop, you’ve over indulged. I can’t complain too much about this social medium because many of you receive this blog via Twitter. Like everything – all in moderation.
Heading to St. Mary Magdalen yesterday morning, my wife and I were listening to Bishop Barren’s reflection from yesterday’s Gospel. Not from the Passion, but from the Gospel read before the procession into Church for Palm Sunday. He focused in on one line of that Gospel that I am going to ask you to focus in on now. “The Master has need of it….” This line obviously refers to what Jesus told his disciples to tell the owner’s of the colt that they were instructed to bring to Christ. That colt was put on this earth for a purpose and the colt fulfilled that purpose when Christ rode on it into the City.
You too have a purpose and the Master has need of it. What is that purpose? How are you to use it to fulfill the Master’s needs? Think about that this week as we see how Jesus fulfilled for us what the Master had need of.
Do something great for out Lord today – prepare to celebrate the Triduum.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.