First Prediction of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

Extract

Sculpture of Jesus carrying his Cross.

Simon Peter, having listened to Jesus say He would suffer and be crucified, tried to intervene so that such a cruel death could be avoided but Jesus sternly rebuked him saying, “You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do”. (Matthew 16:23)

Thought

How often do I try to intervene in God’s plan? How often do I think about earthly things rather than God’s Word and His heavenly rewards?

Reflection

Lord Jesus, “Breathe into me your Holy Spirit so that my thoughts may be holy”. May Your will be done.

Prayer: Renewal

Lord Jesus,
give us humility wherever pride reigns,
pardon wherever offence abides,
grace wherever sin abounds;
we pray to you;
Jesus Christ, risen Lord, have mercy on us. Amen.