The Three o'clock Challenge

From noon onward, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"... Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, and gave up his spirit. Mt. 27

One could only imagine the joy in Heaven when only one person pauses at three o'clock every day and recognizes the sacrifice of Jesus, his suffering and death for the payment of our sins. What response would come from Heaven if millions of us paused at three o'clock every day and recognized this sacrifice of Jesus? It only takes a few seconds each day to confirm our belief in the truth and our appreciation of his love for us.

I challenged myself and I challenge you to take a few seconds every day and honor Jesus by recognizing the hour in which he sacrificed his life for us. At three o'clock pause for a moment and silently in your mind remember Jesus. Below is a suggestion or you may choose your own words to use in your silent prayer:

Jesus, my Lord and my God, I remember that it was at this hour that you sacrificed your life for love of me. I want you to know that I remember the truth and that I love you. Please remember me.

At the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA. the Chaplet is recited every day at 3 o'clock.

The Divine Mercy

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