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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for February 25, 2020

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TUESDAY, February 25                  Shrove Tuesday

John 18:34 Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?”

Though Jesus comes to us in community, we each make an individual response to Jesus. Ignatius of Loyola believed that after we answer the question about who Jesus is, we have three other major questions to answer. Ignatius called upon the members of his order to ask themselves everyday: What have I done for Jesus? What am I doing for Jesus? What will I do for Jesus?

In this verse from the Gospel of John, Jesus asks the question of Pilate. The passage reminds us of the importance of remaining faithful, even in the face of direct challenges. We must always be prepared to have Jesus ask deep questions of us. When we know who Jesus is, we must be ready to answer further questions about our commitment and service to Jesus and the world.

MOVING FORWARD: What questions do we have for Jesus? What questions do we have about the spiritual path to God? What are the questions of faith with which we struggle?

PRAY for your own parish

Ps 26, 28 * 36, 39 | Proverbs 30:1-4,24-33 | Philippians 3:1-11 | John 18:28-38



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