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Family Reflection Video: Betrayal and Restoration

Family Reflection Video: Betrayal and Restoration

strength and hope  |  lent  |  Reconciliation

It’s “Spy Wednesday,” the day Judas makes a bargain with Jesus’ enemies and betrays Him.

This week we’ve heard a lot about darkness and betrayal. It can be extremely painful and strikes us at our deepest self. But an experience of betrayal may offer an opportunity for restoration to a deeper commitment to God.

When our spiritual tanks are emptied and our love for God cools off, we surrender ourselves to temptation. We cannot allow the fire of our fervor for the Lord to cool down! He has loved us to the point of giving his life for us. Discuss with your family the importance of humbling yourselves, acknowledging your failings, and turning to our merciful Lord. How can you rekindle that fire and fervor for Jesus in your home and restore relationships with the ones you love?

Thank you for joining me today. May the rest of this holy week be blessed and may you and your family have a joyful Easter celebration!

About Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.

Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.