“The messianic message of Christ and His activity among people end with the cross and resurrection. We have to penetrate deeply into this final event-which especially in the language of the Council is defined as the Mysterium Paschale – if we wish to express in depth the truth about mercy, as it has been revealed in depth in the history of our salvation” (Dives in misericordia, nr 7).
The time of Lent is given to us so that we may prepare ourselves for the paschal mystery of Jesus, to experience once again His Passover – the transition from death to life. Jesus’ whole life was heading to this very moment – to lay down his life for us, sinners, to forgive our sins, reconcile us with the Father and give us a new life.
Many times in our lives we remember various important, significant events, we reflect on them, we talk about them with our relatives. Lent is a time to meditate on the mysteries of redemption, to delve into the mercy that Jesus showed us by dying on the cross for us.
How do you want to prepare for the Easter Triduum this year?
How can you, during this Lenten season, penetrate deeper into the mystery of God’s mercy hidden in the passion and resurrection of Jesus?
“Today, during Mass, I saw the Lord Jesus in the midst of His sufferings, as though dying on the cross. He said to me, My daughter, meditate frequently on the sufferings which I have undergone for your sake, and then nothing of what you suffer for Me will seem great to you. You please Me most when you meditate on My Sorrowful Passion. Join your little sufferings to My Sorrowful Passion, so that they may have infinite value before My Majesty” (Diary 1512).