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There’s Only one Perfect Sacrifice to God the Father | Good Friday Reflection by Fr Vic Kevin Ferrer

Nang dumating si Hesus para iligtas tayo, hindi niya inalis ang mga sakit, paghihirap, at mga pagdurusa sa mundo. Ang ginawa niya inangkin niya ang sakit, paghihirap, at mga pagdurusa. Dinanas niyang lahat para masamahan tayo sa mga pinagdadaanan natin. Sa Krus inialay niya bilang handog sa Ama ang lahat ng ito pati na kamatayan. At yan ang nagligtas sa atin sa kasalanan at kamatayan. Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again.


The Liturgy of Good Friday actually invites us to gaze upon Jesus on the cross. We look to Christ crucified and we see our savior, our teacher, our healer, our guide, our hope! He saves us from death by dying. He teaches us that to suffer and to die for others is a true sacrifice. He heals us by taking our wounds to himself. He guides us by showing us the way of the cross as our way to glory. He gives us sure hope by making Himself a sacrificial offering to the Father.

Today we remember and we celebrate the only perfect sacrifice, the one that Christ offered on the cross as a total offering to the Father's love and for our salvation CCC2100. Ibig sabihin ba meaningless lahat ng mga sacrifices natin kung yung kay Jesus lang ang perfect? No. In fact we are invited to make our lives a sacrifice to God- by dying to oneself, by offering our pains, by sharing others’ hurts and sorrows, and joy; by emptying ourselves to love God and neighbor. By uniting ourselves with the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross we can make our lives a sacrifice to God.

Ngayong Good Friday tumingan tayo kay Hesus na nakapako sa Krus. Punuin natin yung isip natin ng katotohanan na nagsakripisyo si Hesus para sa atin. And everytime we experience pain or suffering, whenever life becomes too difficult, whenever doing good is starting to become burdensome, remember Jesus on the cross. We can unite our sacrifices to his to that our lives can also be a sacrifice to God.


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