Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Holy Tuesday
Micah, Chapter 6, verse 9-10:
9 The LORD cries aloud to the city (It is prudent to fear your name!): Hear, O tribe and city assembly, 10Am I to bear criminal hoarding and the accursed short ephah?
Israel was the chosen people yet they did not fear the Lord. God asks through the prophet a rhetorical question. Is He to bear criminal hoarding and cheating during the sale of goods?
Christ tells us, “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” (Luke 6:37-38)
This should be the model for our heart. Today is Tuesday of Holy Week. Here is an excerpt from my book Coffee with Christ on why Tuesdays are special and how criminal hoarding is what prompted Judas’ betrayal.
I apologize to Christ as I hand Him a cup of micro waved coffee. I tell him that I could not sleep last night and that I got up in the middle of the night and could not go back to sleep. He states that when that happens it is a good time to pray. Pray and I will be there with you. He mentions that the coffee is good and he would have liked to have had a micro wave back in Jerusalem. He also tells me that I should try and make it to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for a little “one on one” time. He further reveals that Tuesdays are always trying for Him; for it was the day that Judas went to the Sanhedrin to betray Him and that it comforts Him when someone has a special devotion to him on that day. He further states that I would grow in grace if I was careful to observe and make a Novena to His Holy Face for the nine days preceding Ash Wednesday ending the Novena on Shrove (day before Ash Wednesday) Tuesday.
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