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A meditation for you for today [Good Friday, April 15]

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Aleteia - published on 04/15/22

First, read a selection of Scripture for today:

Jn 18:1—18

Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered. Judas his betrayer also knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. So Judas got a band of soldiers and guards from the chief priests and the Pharisees and went there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen to him, went out and said to them, “Whom are you looking for?” They answered him, “Jesus the Nazorean.” He said to them, “I AM.” Judas his betrayer was also with them. When he said to them, “I AM, “ they turned away and fell to the ground. So he again asked them, “Whom are you looking for?” They said, “Jesus the Nazorean.” Jesus answered, “I told you that I AM. So if you are looking for me, let these men go.” This was to fulfill what he had said, “I have not lost any of those you gave me.” Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear. The slave’s name was Malchus. Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its scabbard. Shall I not drink the cup that the Father gave me?”

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A meditation for you for today [Good Friday, April 15]

Now, after a few minutes of prayer, are you ready to see a spiritual challenge for you? 👇

It seems that in every sin we commit there is a moment of realization that what we are doing is wrong. And yet, despite everything, we continue in the evil. This is precisely the moment of Judas. Today, think about a sin that’s present in your life. Try to take it to confession. Even if it’s the hundredth time you confess it…try again. Do not give up!

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A meditation for you for today [Good Friday, April 15]
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