Posted by Br David Hawke
on 5 April 2017
In the Christian tradition we are approaching Holy Week, where the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus is celebrated across the District. However the celebration of the Sacred Triduum is preceded by the Season of Lent where Christians are urged to carry out works of charity.
I have been impressed that in schools and other places of work the Season of Lent has prompted all to be generous to various causes such as Project Compassion to name one example. Mission Action Days have occurred in some places also during Lent.
We usually associate "joy" with Easter Sunday, the day of the Resurrection.
In his meditation for Easter Sunday St John Baptist de La Salle wrote:
"This feast is a day of joy for the entire Church; that is why we so frequently and so solemnly sing these words of the Royal Prophet: This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Med 29.1)
I am sure those who are the recipients of Lasallians' generosity during Lent will express great joy. I am sure those who have given generously will also experience great joy for "God loves a cheerful giver."
Take some time during Holy Week to reflect on the significant events of Jesus' life that you too may experience the joy of the Risen Christ.
David Hawke FSC