Tuesday of Holy Week
Tuesday of Holy Week, 16th April 2019
Is. 49:1-6; Ps. 71(70):1-2,3-4,5-6,15,17; Jn. 13:21-33,36-38 (Ps Wk II)
Today we are with Jesus, in his last moments with his disciples, the men he had carefully chosen as his friends, to journey with him, learn from him.
He is troubled! This is His last meal before his death, but his friends aren’t aware of the impending moments when this peaceful scene of the last supper would disappear and the worst tragedy of the betrayal, crucifixion and death, would scatter all of them from each other! But even at this moment Jesus hints at what is going to happen to two of his friends: one who would betray him and the other who would deny him, entirely! This is a poignant moment for Jesus; as He is the only one aware of the circumstances. The disciples are not aware of their own weakness. For they are high enjoying the Passover festivities at the supper. We who are in Holy Week are but going through the rituals of prayer and fasting… how aware are we of another’s loneliness and agony? We forget the Incarnation is taking place right now, when Christ is betrayed and crucified daily. Let us be in touch with them during this time.
Lord, touch my heart and make me human as You were!