WHAT’S TIED UP IN YOUR LIFE? (Luke 19:28-40)

Jesus sacrificed his comfort and his body and blood to take the punishment that we deserve for our sins. In this video reflection on Luke 19: 28-40, we ask: Why do you think the Gospel writer spent time explaining how Jesus obtained the colt for his ride into Jerusalem?

It’s meant to teach us something in our current circumstances. We each have a “colt” tied up somewhere in our lives. It’s anything that belongs to us and is not yet being shared with Christ: It could be our possessions, money, talents and skills, creativity, time and energy, etc. The Master has need of it! But sometimes we selfishly tie these up with our own agendas and busyness. They would be useful to Jesus if we let him have them. Like the colt that Jesus rode, they could become gifts that glorify our Savior.

Jesus deserves to be glorified for his awesome love, which he made visible on the cross. Who else would die for you — with that much suffering? Jesus sacrificed his comfort and his body and blood to take the punishment that we deserve for our sins.

We should rejoice gratefully for this every Sunday with hosannas and admiration, for in the Eucharist we reunite ourselves to that tremendous love. In this communion, why aren’t we grinning like lovers who have become joined to their beloved? The answer to that is: Our “colts” are still tied to the post.

Jesus has sent his disciples to you to ask you to share your “colt” with Jesus. They are at the altar consecrating the Eucharist for you. They are writing bulletin “help wanted” blurbs. They are interrupting you at work asking for your prayers or counsel or other assistance. They are the strangers who are in need of your charitable donations.

Who have you heard asking you to become more involved in the plans of God’s kingdom?

Our WordBytes site has reflections and self-assessment tests to help you discern what God designed you to do. Visit The Master Needs You.

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