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February 21, 201 0
1st Sunday OF LENT


You will serve God


     Lent is a very special time.  Still, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays are similar to Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays of ordinary time. But Thursday already smells of the Upper Room.  On Friday – Stations of the Cross. Saturday – deathly silence.  Sunday – empty Tomb
     Little by little as we go through Lent -- the pictures get more and more vivid, the words come louder and louder. On Thursdays Jesus warns us: one of you will betray me. On Fridays: today you will be with me in paradise.  Saturdays: waiting. Sundays – Peace be with you.
     Events accumulate, words swarm, and people’s acts shock. In front of our eyes, within us, the drama develops; Jesus’ tragedy.  Traitors and the loyal ones show up.  Executioners and friends. It’s a trial time for each of them – for each of us. One has to take a stand -- for Jesus or against Him.  It is hard to stay indifferent.
     And then we reach the Holy Week.  On Holy Thursday Jesus announces: This is My Body.  Good Friday: It is finished.  Holly Saturday – deathly silence. Easter – bells of Resurrection.
     Lent is like a signal which appears on the billboard of our calendar - warning, reminding, announcing, calling, and demanding humanity from us.