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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
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Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
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When it was evening, Jesus reclined at table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he
said, "Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me." Deeply distressed at this, they began to say to him one after another, "Surely it is not I, Lord?" (Mt 26:20-22)

Originally the Jewish people stood while they ate the Passover meal. But gradually they adopted the Greek custom of reclining at table on individual, low couches. Thus,
"Jesus reclined at table with the Twelve."

The Passover meal was never eaten alone. It was a family-style gathering, something like our Thanksgiving dinner. A lamb was slain at the Temple and then eaten in a home setting. The meal was to include at least 10 people.
Matthew's account has 13 people there - Jesus and the Twelve.

I can imagine the reaction of this small, close-knit group when Jesus says that one of them is going to betray him. Matthew says they were "deeply distressed." Actually, the Greek word conveys more a sense of sorrow, sadness. In this friendly setting they were quite sincere when one by one they asked the question, "Surely it is not I, Lord?"

I wonder if I should ask the Lord to tell me if I'm fooling myself?
Turn to the Lord and ask, "Lord, how am I doing?"

--from Little Black Book of Lenten reflection 2014


Leader--Catholic Bible Study


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