Holy Week begins tomorrow. For our devotions this week, we will be doing something a little different than the format we've been using. We will be reading the Passion story from the Gospel of Matthew, with some other important verses added on certain days. Each day, you should read the passage along with the reflection. Spend time this week meditating on these chapters and praying for joys and concerns, especially prayers of thanksgiving for Jesus' sacrifice.
To set your mind on this important week in the life of the Church, read Matthew 20. Then, read this reflection:
Throughout His time on earth, Jesus told his followers of His destiny. He told them that He would be handed over to the chief priests, condemned to death, and nailed to a cross. Then, after three days, He would rise from the dead.
To me, the story of the final days of Jesus Christ's days on earth is one of the greatest stories told. From His triumphant entry into Jerusaleum, to the Last Supper, and then to His arrest, Jesus Christ knew what was going to happen to Him. And to think that He did nothing wrong but did it for you and me-- what love was shown that week!
I never tire of hearing that great story; the story of overcoming death and washing away our sins forever. Long live the King! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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