The Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate wish all of you a very Blessed Holy Week and a Happy and Holy Easter!!!
Below is a series of passages from Scripture composing a “Biblical Narrative” of the Passion of Jesus based on the first chapter of the Gospel of St. John. Read one verse after the other…bring it to prayer… allow the Lord to speak to you…
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God…” (John 1:1)
“For God so loved the world that he sent his only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 4:16)
In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5)
“…when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to myself…the light is with you a little longer…walk while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you…believe in the light that you may become sons of light…” (John 12: 32, 35-36)
“He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not.” (John 1:10)
“Through His suffering, my servant shall justify many, and their guilt he shall bear…” (Isaiah 53: 11b-12)
“For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again; this charge I have received from my Father.” (John 10:17-18)
“He came to his own home, and his own people received him not…” (John 1:11)
“Behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of many is betrayed into the hands of sinners…” (Matthew 26:45)
“He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole and with his stripes we are healed…” (Isaiah 53: 5)
“My, God, my God why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)
“It is finished…” (John 19:30)
“But to all who received Him, who believed in His name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:13)
“Then as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one man’s act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man’s obedience many will be made righteous…” (Romans 5:18-19)
“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.” (John 10: 10-11)
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only-begotten Son from the Father…” (John 1:14)
“Peace be with you…”he showed them his hands and his side…” (John 20:21).
“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, so that we might live through Him…” (1 John 4:10).