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We are Covered

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While I was praying the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary, my mind was overtaken with some of my past sins.  The kind that fill me with shame…the ones that linger in my mind every once in a while.

After a moment or two of feeling that guilt and shame, a vision that I had a few months ago (while saying the rosary) filled my being.

In this vision, I was the guilty one, and just about to be punished for my sins.  I deserved it, for my sins were many.  Jesus was bent over me, with his eyes firmly and lovingly set on mine.  The whip started flying…I could hear the sound of the cords cutting through the air and feel them ripping into  Jesus’ body.  I could feel his spirit, smell his scent in the moist air and feel his body wince with every connection of that whip against his flesh. I felt tremendous fear, however, Jesus never broke His loving and merciful gaze that pierced straight into my soul.  He lovingly protected me from each and every blow, and my body was never touched.

At that moment, I understood the amazing love that Jesus offers to me and all of us.  He came to Earth to save us…to suffer in our place for the sins that we have committed and are still committing.  He has placed Himself between us and our deserved punishment…and is still there for us.

He covers us in His love, mercy, and in His blood.

We must always remember, that when Jesus was beaten, blasphemed, mocked and crucified, these atrocities were not forced upon Him.  He offered Himself for us.  His life was not taken from Him…He offered His Body as atonement for our sins.  His life was given.

Freely, and without reserve.

What are we willing to offer Him of ourselves?

That is something that we must all think about on this precious Friday, and on every day that we are blessed with.

What are we willing to offer Him?

 

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”   Luke 22:19-20

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.  Isaiah 53:5

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8 thoughts on “We are Covered

  1. Beautiful and right on too.

    What does Jesus expect in return? What can WE give to Jesus?

    “Freely, and without reserve.” …. we can , and should permit Jesus to be in charge of our lives. Among the greatest GIFTS bestowed upon each of us is our “freewill”; returning sincerely, evidenced by our actions, THAT Gift back to Jesus is the GIFT He would like from each of us.

    We get so we should be expected to GIVE in return.

    Have a Blessed Easter,
    Patrick

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  2. Bernadette, this is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your vision with us. It deeply touched my heart. He never takes His eyes off His children. The love He has for us … who can comprehend? Wishing you a Happy Easter!

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  3. Oh, my goodness, Bernadette. What a beautiful and powerful vision. May your Easter be especially blessed and happy.

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  4. Thank you my friend,

    It is because of our past sins that enable US to recolonize God’s Love and Divine Mercy for each us us. We ought not be ashamed to be among those now on the PATH to eternal Life, that Jesus has and continues to OFFER us. Lie is after all; a GOD’S TEST for each of us; with only a pass or Fail grade. It we persevere we will attain the Beatific Vision we seek. Amen!

    Patrick

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