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Unknown Promise


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A Lenten Reflection by Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSC

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Unknown Promise

  1. 1. Unknown Promise A Lenten Reflection By. Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSCThe Missionaries of the Sacred Heart  USA Province305 S. Lake Street, PO Box 270  Aurora, IL 60507 (630) 892-2371 
  2. 2. Photo by Rüdiger Kratz, St. IngbertA seed needs to let go of its dormancy and self-containment.
  3. 3. It needs to be open to the outside forces of its environment
  4. 4. in order to be transformed into the fullness of its unknown promise.
  5. 5. What are the securities of my present that Ineed to abandon
  6. 6. to grow intothe promiseof all I amcalled to be?
  7. 7. There is pain in the letting-go:
  8. 8. • my security• my control• my hurts of the past• my plan for the future.
  9. 9. I want to know forsure that myletting go now willgenerate a freer,fuller, happiertomorrow.
  10. 10. For each of us,Jesus enteredinto this painfulyet decisivemoment thatwe each mustface.
  11. 11. In this hour andin this place he iswith us
  12. 12. as we embrace the unknown promise
  13. 13. of new life.
  14. 14. We hope you enjoyed this reflection.If you would like to read other reflections byFr. Joseph Jablonski, please visit the SundayReflection page on our website, where youcan also sign up to receive Fr. Joseph’s weeklySunday reflection by email.The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart  USA Province305 S. Lake Street, PO Box 270  Aurora, IL 60507 (630) 892-2371 
  15. 15. Photo Credits• Slide 1: © mipan –• Slide 2: Photo by Rüdiger Kratz, St. Ingbert via Wikimdia Commons• Slide 3: Photo by Br. Joe Tesar, MSC• Slide 4: Orange and Yellow Rosebud by Andrew Schmidt via• Slide 5: Tiny Plant by Jean Sander via• Slide 6: Silhouette of Girl Expressing Joy at Sunrise or Sunset© Debi Bishop, via• Slide 7: Butterfly in the Sky © Lisa Thornberg, via• Slide 8: Cloudy Question Mark © Perttu Sironen, via
  16. 16. Photo Credits• Slide 9: boy jumping to the sea © Tetyana Kochneva via• Slide 10: Cross by Josée Holland Eclipse via• Slide 11: Jesus Reaching Out © Peter Brutsch via• Slide 12: Dandelion seed with water drops © Jasmina via• Slide 13: Flower Buds by Petr Kratochvil via• Slide 15-16: Fresh Spring Background by Primoz Cigler via