In this predominantly Catholic nation, the Holy Week is traditionally a time for Catholics to reflect and meditate. Whether you are doing so in the traditional way, or while couch potato-ing in front of your computer, or in the beach or some other vacation getaway, here are some passages that I recommend you reflect on:
If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? – James 2:15 – 16
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.- James 2:17
Do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”- Zechariah 7:10
Then I will draw near to you for judgement. I will be a swift witness against… those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless…- Malachi 3:5
Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
– Isaiah 58:6 – 7
Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword – Matthew 10:34