Holy Week in Malaga Spain
April 9, 2017
Holy Week in Spain
At the bottom of the post is a link from MALAGA SPAIN where we can watch the AMAZING HOLY WEEK processions that take place everyday this week. You have to watch this, it is AMAZING!
Holy Week is a time of great penance and reflection. It is the most important time of the year to reflect on Jesus’s approach to the Cross. As Jesus’s Passion approaches it is a special time to reflect on what He did for me, my family, and the entire World ; how Jesus willingly chose to go through torture, humiliation, and execution for all of us, knowing that MANY would turn their backs on Him. I think about the twelve Apostles and their last week with Jesus before His Crucifixion on Good Friday. I will contemplate the Last Supper, what happened at the Garden of Gethsemane, the Scourging at the Pillar, and the rest of the Sorrowful Mysteries. Like St Ignatius of Loyola suggests : I will try to imagine being at these actual places and take part in what happened.
Some suggestions: look at Jesus’s hands as He turns the simple bread into His Body. Watch His hands as He holds the chalice of wine and turns it into His Blood. Watch Jesus wash the feet of His Apostle’s ; always teaching us through His Word and His actions. Imagine the way Jesus felt at the Last Supper knowing that Judas was going to betray him for thirty pieces of silver. Can you imagine? Betray your Creator, Jesus, whom you just spent the last three years of your life with ?
To be honest, every time I commit a sin, I betray Jesus! Every time I sin, I add a lash to His Scourging. Every time I sin, Jesus sweats a tear of blood because of me. Every time I sin, I strike the nail through His hands and His feet. Every time I sin, I pierce our Lord through His precious side! Let me never forget dear Lord that you carried and assumed all of my personal sins onto yourself!
Jesus in His human nature, literally took all of the sins of mankind into and onto His body. Can you imagine the actual weight of all of mankind’s sins ; past, present, and future? I have a hard time living with my own sins, never mind someone else’s. Think about it. Can you imagine carrying around someone else’s sins? Jesus didn’t just do it for those who love Him. Jesus chose to take the sins of those who hate him to! Thank you Jesus!