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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. serves as the International Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Prior to his ordination Father Pinto received many degrees in areas ranging from Political Science to Theology. Ordained a priest in 1999, he served as a parish priest, vice principal and administrator of Holy Cross School in Northeast India. Father Pinto grew up in Kerala, India with his 8 siblings. In 2010 he came to the United States for further studies, pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. If you run into him, you may hear him say, "A life well lived is a life lived for others," a mantra he strives to live by.