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Go to a certain man in the city and say to him, “The Master says: My time is near. It is at your house that I am keeping Passover with my disciples.” The disciples did what Jesus told them and prepared the Passover. Matthew 26: 18-19

“O Lord, how can I ever go anywhere else but to you to find the love I so desire! How can I expect from people as myself a love that can touch me in the most hidden corners of my being? Who can wash me as clean as you do and give me food and drink as you do? Who wants me to be so close, so intimate, so safe as you do? . . . Lord Jesus, I look at you and my eyes are fixed on your eyes. Your eyes penetrate the eternal mystery of the divine and see the glory of God. . . . [T]hey frighten me because they pierce like flames of fire my innermost being, but they console me as well, because those flames are purifying and healing. Your eyes are so severe yet so loving, so unmasking yet so protecting, so penetrating yet so caressing, so distant yet so inviting. . . . Lord, let me see what you see—the love of God and the suffering of people so that my eyes may become more and more like yours, eyes that can heal wounded hearts.”

to read the rest of this devotional see Show Me the Way: Daily Lenten Readings by Henri Nouwen

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