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An Appointment with the Bible VIII

by Carlos L. Rodriguez Zía

With the Palm Sunday celebration we begin Holy Week. This celebration will culminate in Our Lord Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, which is a very special reason to have a new quote from the Bible.

Without the need of traveling in time to year 33 A.D, in these Bible readings we will see Jesus entering Jerusalem so that the Holy Scriptures are fulfilled. Here we see that because of the love and dedication of one Person, all of God’s sons and daughters are saved. We will also see how a handful of people with hardened hearts will not be able to recognize the Son of God… and will conspire to kill Him. And, if we are pay close attention, we will hear Jesus in the Garden of Olives, asking us not to fall asleep and to pray for Him because, during those hours, He is going to need our help to carry the Cross part of the way. In addition, we will learn to evangelize by example rather than words. That is to say, even if we have a high social status or lofty academic degrees, we are all called to serve and help each other.
We are about to live and celebrate a new Holy Week; let a quote from the Bible be part of it.

Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, Upon whom I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations.

Isaiah 42,1.

It is too little, he says, for you to be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and restore the survivors of Israel; I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 49, 6.

We had all gone astray like sheep, each following his own way; But the LORD laid upon him the guilt of us all.

Isaiah 53, 6.

Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.”

Mark 14, 38.

Then he took a cup, gave thanks,  and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.

Matrhew 26, 27-28.

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done.”

Luke 22, 42.

So when he had washed their feet (and) put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.

John 13, 12-15.

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