Lent Reflection: Tuesday of Holy Week

April 11, 2017
Lent Reflection: Tuesday of Holy Week (April 11, 2017) - ‘You are my servant, he said to me, Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain, and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength.’(Isaiah 49:3-4)


Here we have not so much the calm before the storm, as the edginess of wondering if the right decisions have been taken. As the story of the Passion begins, we ask ourselves if we too are exhausted by our efforts and just want the pressures to stop. If we are to be a light to the nations, what steps do we need to take so that the light is not snuffed out?


  • Today I ask myself: what particular light am I able to shine in order to show others the glory of God?
  • I remember that a cluster of lights together shine even brighter than one flickering candle. Who can I work with in order to be supported, so that together we might shine even brighter?

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