Holy Saturday Retreat: Presence of Peace

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Through his unconditional love on the cross, Jesus taught us to look beyond the sins and shortcomings of others.

Welcome to the third and last day of our retreat.
Today we will spend some time with the Lord
reflecting about his death
in preparation for the joy of Easter.

Yesterday we looked at the events and mysteries of Good Friday
through the second temptation in the desert.
We saw how our Lord resisted the temptation of angels and flights
not just in the desert, but especially on the cross.

While Holy Thursday was characterized by the silence of stones
and our Lord’s act of self-disarmament,
yesterday was marked by an absence of angels
and a foregoing of flights.

Through his unconditional love on the cross,
Jesus taught us to look
beyond the sins and shortcomings of others
and to insist on seeking the lost, frightened sheep
hidden in every person – including the most wicked.
He believed that love alone
could coax the sheep out of its wolves’ clothing,
soften and transform the most hardened and wicked of hearts.

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