“Blessed are you, deserving of all praise; from you rose the sun of justice,
Jesus Christ our God.”
Our One Minute Wisdom for Today
Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother (Lazarus, who had died). When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him; but Mary sat at home. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.”
Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise.” Martha said to Him, “I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and anyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to Him, “Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.”
From the Gospel of John 11: 19-27
*Do you believe this too?
*Do you still need proof so as to believe?
*Is Jesus your savior and friend?
Saint of the Day:
St. Martha, pray for us.
Believe in Him,
Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, April 07, 2015 (Easter Tuesday)
Mary Magdalene stayed outside the tomb weeping.
And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the Body of Jesus had been.
And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken my Lord, and I don’t know where they laid him.”
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?” She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher.
Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, “I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
Mary went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and what He told her.
-From the Gospel of John 20: 11-18
- What makes us weep?
- Who can comfort us during these moments?
- Have we ever comforted others in their own weeping moments?
Saint of the Day:
St. John Baptist de la Salle, patron of teachers, pray for us.
Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, March 30, 2015 (Holy Monday)
Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
They gave a dinner for Him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with Him.
Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
Then Judas the Iscariot, one of His disciples, and the one who would betray Him, said, “Why was this oil not sold for 300 days’ wages and give to the poor?” He said this not because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief and held the money bag and used to steal the contributions.
So Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Let her keep this for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”
– From the Gospel of John 12:1-11
*What are we ready to do for Jesus?
*What are we willing to do to make Jesus feel very special in our daily lives?
*Do we use “the poor” to advance our own personal agenda?
St. Peter Regulatus, pray for us.
Make Him very special,
Our One Minute Wisdom for today, March 25, 2015
Angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And coming to her, he said, “Hail favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greetings this might be.
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of David His father, and He will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
…Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed her.
– From the Gospel of Luke 1: 26-38
*Just like Mary, does God find favor in us?
*Just like Mary, are we humble enough to be God’s handmaids (or servants)?
*Just like Mary, are we ready to say “Yes” to God’s mission for us here on earth?
Saint of the day:
Saint Lucy Filippini, pray for us.
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