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Jesus is in Charge! Family Reflection

Jesus is in Charge! Family Reflection

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Today the Lord is making an impassioned call to us to entrust and give ourselves to Him as He, the God of the Universe, has given Himself to us. There is a bit of action in it so you need to pay attention.

In the Gospel text of today and tomorrow’s Masses, we hear from Chapter 7 of St. John’s Gospel. This time of confinement is a great opportunity to pick up your bible. Let the Lord speak to you! I really encourage you to read and listen to the Lord in the Chapter 7 today and tomorrow. Share it and talk about it in your family!

A simple outline is that Jesus goes up to Jerusalem for the big Feast that the Jews celebrate at the harvest time, even though the religious leaders are planning to kill him. We see Jesus in the middle of the controversy.

Note something to be aware in this text and this part of Lent and especially during Holy Week. Jesus acts with great freedom. Really, He is in charge. In spite of all the challenges and even hatred: He is God. He is the source of living water that wants to fill and satisfy us all. He will do His Father’s will. He will redeem and reconcile us with God.

In this chapter 7, surrounded by all the confusion, He stands freely before us calling us to believe, to love Him, to trust Him, to follow Him. Even in the middle of big challenges and uncertainty, to find our strength and freedom in Him.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

As the whole world now is together in maintaining our precautions, we, the priests here at the Father Peyton Center, are really blessed and grateful to be with you in prayer each day. We hope that our time praying the Rosary and celebrating the Mass will help you to settle down spiritually, and find support and strength during this challenging time.

It is a Lent we will never forget! We are happy to welcome more and more friends to our community, so please, invite others to join us each day. Share this video on Facebook and more and more people can share prayer with us throughout the day!

Father Jim's inspirational homily was recorded live this morning during Mass at the Father Peyton Center. Please view the video on our Facebook page. (You don't need a Facebook account to view.)

To view Rosary prayer and Mass streaming live, please visit our Facebook page at 11:30 am EDT, Monday – Friday. Please invite your loved ones to join us too! (You don't need a Facebook account to view.)

About Father Jim Phalan, C.S.C.

Father James Phalan, C.S.C., is a Catholic priest, member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the National Director of Family Rosary. He served as a missionary for many years travelling the globe to help people come to Jesus through Mary as part of the Family Rosary team. Now he is happy to be serving back at home in the USA!