A prayerful reading of the Gospels readings on Monday through Wednesday of Holy Week will aid to deepen our contemplation of the Passion of Christ. The Church in her wisdom has provided these Gospel passages to prepare us to celebrate the Paschal Mystery.
A close, contemplative reading of each of the three Gospel passages leading up to the Sacred Triduum will focus us on the Word Incarnate “pierced for our offenses.” Indeed, in each of these three Gospel passages the people surrounding our Lord are said to have reclined at table with him. So, let us recline in the spirit of contemplation in order to see what each Gospel brings to light. Read more »