Have you ever made a plan for something? You probably make plans for your day, or at least your parents do! Maybe you’ve made plans for a vacation, where you’d go, who you’d play with, what you’d do. Did you know God has made a plan, too? A very big plan? The Gospel today tells us that our Lord Jesus Christ knew about this plan ahead of time.
In the Gospel today, Jesus is with His disciples, and He heals a young boy. Afterwards, Jesus tells His followers, “The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” Our Lord knew that He would be killed, and He knew that after that, He would rise again! This was all part of God’s plan. Jesus’s words in the Gospel today predicted that plan.
God made the best plan for the world. His plan was to save the world. His plan is to give us each a place with Him in heaven! Let’s thank God for this perfect plan.
THE STRONGEST FAITH: SAINT MARTIN, BISHOP OF ROME
Saint Martin never gave up saying the truth about Christ. He is called a “Confessor” because he was hurt for believing in Christ. (A martyr is somebody who died for believing in Christ.) Always remember—God wants us to stick up for the truth, and Saint Martin did just that!
We celebrate St. Martin on Tuesday, April 13th (OC: April 26th).