Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Devotionals PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Holy Week Meditation
by jackie oneal
04/14/06
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Holy Week Meditation

By Jackie OíNeal

They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he kept looking for an opportunity to hand him over.
Matthew 26:15-16


Acts of betrayal are an indication of lack of appreciation for unconditional love it would seem. As we examine Judasís motives, a sense of sorrow fills our hearts in realization of his rejection of our Lordís great love him.
St. Julian of Norwich, a 14th century anchoress experienced mysticl visions of our Lord where His love figured prominently:

ďOur good Lord showed a spiritual sight of His familiar love. I saw that he is to us everything which is good and comforting for our help. He is our clothing who wraps and enfolds us for love, which is so tender that he may never desert us.Ē

How unseemly that Judas did not acknowledge our Lordís great gift of love and went forward to betray Him!
Part of the human condition is reveal some negative behaviors and we must pray for the Lordís grace to help us be more loving, trustworthy and to made worthy of Him who sacrificed His life for us.

I can recall a time when I was in High School and betrayed my family by not attending school, but rather staying over at a friendís house seduced by the offer of having fun. I did not anticipate that the Headmistress, Sister Theresa Miriam would phone my parents about my absence!
Following my young friendís directive was an act of great cost to my conscience and reputation with my family. Not only did I experience guilt and punishment, but also missed out on a vital day attending classes.

My family made sacrifices for me to obtain a good education by paying tuition. I had completely lost my sense of gratitude for them and their sacrifices on my behalf. Like Judas, I disconnected from the ability to act honorably.
Let us this Holy week, embrace our Lordís love towards us and cultivate a spirit of gratitude as we remember that He surrounds us with love as St. Julian teaches us.
Amen+


PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by jackie oneal or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 1014 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com