Holy Tuesday: A Time of Questioning
Bible passage: Matthew 22: 34-40 “Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Christ's Love: I again return to Jerusalem where I am confronted by the Temple leadership for what I did yesterday in the temple and on the streets. They question my authority. They attempt to trick me and test me. I continue to teach and preach the truth, the Love and salvation of our Lord God. Although they have seen Me perform miracles and they have heard my parables of love and redemption and resurrection, the authorities still question Me and continue to condemn me. They lack faith. They lack trust. They seek ultimate power and control, not realizing that these things are only in the hands of Our Heavenly Father.
My beautiful child, what areas of your life are you trying to control without trusting in Me? What areas are you not allowing My loving grace to bless? When you try so hard to control everything in your life, you only end up disappointed. Trust in Me, have faith in Me, and I will set you free. Let go of these areas of life that you are trying to control. Give them over to Me right now and watch as I bless them with My ultimate grace and redemption.
(Quiet time for prayer and reflection)
Prayer: Lord God, I trust you with my entire life. I give you everything that I have been clinging so tightly to and trying to control. Please break these chains and set me free to love and be loved as you have called me to do. I trust You, I love You, I need you, I thank you! Amen
From The Holy Week Meditation: Inspired by the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Written by Amy Connelly
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