I Love: The KBS-HRP Reflection Series

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Take a look at why we commemorate the Holy Week-- including the values one should learn from this momentous event.

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iLove.THE KBS-HRP REFLECTION SERIESApril 04, 2012

iLove.HOLY WEEKHoly Week is the last week of the 40 days of Lent.

It starts with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday.

It is celebrated to remember the final days of Jesus His suffering, death, and resurrection.

Moreover, it tells us about Gods love for mankind.

iLove.Jesus cameto Jerusalem,the week he was to die,riding on a donkey,riding strong and high.PALM SUNDAY

iLove.PALM SUNDAYThrough this feast, we remember Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

According to the Gospels, Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem, the celebrating people lay down their cloaks in front of him and small branches of trees.

The donkey is an animal of peace.

Jesus entry to Jerusalem symbolized His entry as the Prince of Peace.

The palm branch was a symbol of triumph and victory in Jewish tradition.

Note: The palm branches used during this celebration are later on burned and used for the Ash Wednesday.

iLove.The week He came,another man died.Lazarus was his name.HOLY MONDAY

Come out of your grave,Jesus cried.And out of his grave he came.Thank you, God of Life; you want me to live, not die.

iLove.That week there was another man,a man who could not see.Jesus rubbed his eyes and said,Believe and you will see.And believing, the man could see!HOLY TUESDAYThank you, God of Light for giving light to me.

iLove.HOLY MONDAY AND TUESDAYSome people believe that on Monday, Jesus also freed the animals being sold and killed. The freeing of many oxen and sheep has been compared to the slaves being set free.

Tuesday was the day that the Pharisees got together and made a plan to have Jesus killed.

Though not major days for celebration, but these events did lead up to Jesus death.

iLove.On Wednesday, one of His friendsJudas was his nameWent to the leaders and said,I know where He goes, I know where He stays,Hes yours if you want Him.

So for thirty silver coins, Judas betrayed Jesus.HOLY WEDNESDAY

iLove.On Thursday night, Jesus ate with His friends.Bread and wine Jesus gave to them:Here is my body and here is my blood.It will make you free. When you do this, he said,remember me.HOLY THURSDAY

iLove.On this day, Jesus also told His disciples that it is more important to serve than to be served.His disciples feet, He lovingly washed.HOLY THURSDAY

iLove.They went to a garden, after the meal.Jesus knelt and prayed.

Father, my Father, help me.Help me, I am afraid.HOLY THURSDAY

iLove.Then, Judas came, and soldiers, too.The soldiers put Him in chains, and took Him alone to Pontius Pilate.

Hes dangerous, He must die! they cried.HOLY THURSDAY

iLove.On Friday, Jesus was made to drag a huge cross to a hill all by Himself.

He had a crown on His head made of thorns.

He was nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.

Father take me, Jesus said.Take me into your hands.

God reached down and took His only Son.I am God who raises up, Your life has just began.I am God of the living,No grave can hold my Son.GOOD FRIDAY

iLove.After Jesus died, He was put on a tomb.The guards rolled a big rock in front of the opening to make sure that no one could get in or out.

It is a time to mourn and remember Jesus death.BLACK SATURDAY

iLove.On Sunday, when the week was done,Jesus rose from the dead.

Praise God, Alleluia!Risen is Gods only Son!

Go into the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned, Jesus told His disciplesEASTER SUNDAY

iLove."For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

The Holy Week is a week of LOVE.

It is this LOVE that makes this week HOLY.

On Palm Sunday, LOVE leads the way to Jerusalem.

That LOVE washes feet on Maundy Thursday and gives itself in the Holy Supper.

On Good Friday, it is the LOVE on the cross that saves us.

Finally, the tomb is emptied on Easter Sunday.

It is about Jesus. It is about His LOVE for all of us.

iLove.

iLove.The Holy Week is a story of a parents love for the WHOLE family.

This is the parent who loves the kid who runs away, the kid who lies, and all other kids with all their failings and problems.

iLove.Love the Lord, your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

Love your neighbor as yourself.

iLove.No one has greater love than the man who lays down his life for his friends.

iLove.If I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

iLove.Love is patient. Love is kind.

It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

- 1 Corinthians 13

iLove.And now these three remain:

Faith. Hope. Love.

But the greatest of these is:

LOVE.

iLove.Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.- 1 John 4:7-11

iLove.From now on, I promise to:

Love God.

Love Others.

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