April 10, 2020frjohnma

“I am certain of this, neither death nor life, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, not any height nor depth, nor any created thing can ever come between us and the love of God” (Romans 8:38-39).

“The Lord once appeared to the Blessed Baptista Verrani, and said to her: ‘Believe, My daughter, that I have shown you greater love in sending you afflictions, than in lavishing upon you every mark of tenderness. In what could I show My Love more than in seeking for you what I chose for Myself? Know that to keep from sin is a great good, to perform good works a greater, but the greatest of all is to suffer'”

Prayer: “I love You Jesus, my love above all things. I repent with my whole heart for having offended you. I will never offend you again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me as You will.”

Comments (13)

  • Victoria

    April 10, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Thanks alot.

    1. frjohnma

      April 10, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks a lot too!

  • Idu Bart Ameh

    April 10, 2020 at 8:15 am

    🙏🏿 Amen

  • Veronica Akaatenger

    April 10, 2020 at 9:02 am


    1. frjohnma

      April 10, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks for your prayers

  • Juliana-Mary Ukeje

    April 10, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Wonderful! And so revealing! Thank you very much Father for this insight. I also thank God for the gift of Blessed Baptisa Verrani through whom He gave us this wonderful revelation of the great gains in suffering for love, which He Himself also demonstrated on this special day over 2000 years ago.
    This also reminds me of one of the corporal works of mercy that requires us to bear wrongs patiently.
    May He grant us the grace to desire this greatest good in afflictions & suffering.
    Many thanks again and may the Lord continue to uphold you in His strength & wisdom.

    1. frjohnma

      April 10, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      A very deep one as usual. Be blessed as you celebrate your BIRTHDAY with the CRUCIFIED LORD.

  • Gerard-Mary

    April 10, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Very fitting reflection for Good Friday. This kind of reflection can only easily proceed from “Friends of the Cross”. Happy Good Friday Padre. All to Jesus!

    1. frjohnma

      April 10, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks my dear. By His Cross we are saved and our wounds are healed

      1. Gerard-Mary

        April 10, 2020 at 1:54 pm


  • Chiedu UDE

    April 10, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks and may God bless you Fr. Atep. As we ponder on these reflections
    may we be inspired too to further and better works in serving others through words and deeds, amen.

    1. frjohnma

      April 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks a million times for your words and prayers. May the power of Christ Cross continue to liberate oir world and sin. Amen

  • Sinulo

    April 18, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Amen. God bless you Father.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prev Post Next Post