SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT (REMINISCERE)
The Introit of this day's Mass, which begins with the word Reminiscere, from which this Sunday derives its name, is the prayer of a soul begging God's assistance, that she may sin no more:
Remember, O Lord, Thy compassions and Thy mercies, which are from the beginning, lest at any time our enemies rule over us: deliver us O God of Israel, from all our tribulations. To Thee O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed. (Ps. XXIV.) Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, its now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
This is taken from the Society of St. Pius X - District of Asia website which can be accessed from here.
The following is taken from the screenplay of the movie, The Passion of The Christ (A Mel Gibson Film). This is the portion of the film when Jesus was questioned by Pontius Pilate after the Chief Priests handed him over to Pilate to be crucified.
Pilate: Are you a King?
+Jesus: My Kingdom is not of this world. If it were, do you think my followers would have let them hand me over?
Pilate: Then you are a King?
+Jesus: That is WHY I was born.
To give TESTIMONY to the TRUTH.
All men who hear the TRUTH hear my voice.
Pilate: Truth! (Veritas) What is Truth?
Veritas! - Truth!
I sincerely believe that the search for truth defines mankind. What is truth? How can one define it? When do I know whether it is the Truth? How can I tell? These questions have been running through my head ever since I first learnt to discern right from wrong. And I can say that I have found the meaning of Truth because the Truth has always been there for everyone to see, to hear and to believe. God is truth and without him nothing can exist.
I have been thinking recently, about Truth. - And I will spend the 3 months break before Year 2 begins to write about what I've thought. In the meantime, I will continue to consolidate my thoughts and I guess you, my reader will have to wait till between May -July to see the end of my "work". =) if you want to read it that's it.
ANYWAY, I've just finished another Mid Term CA =). The statistics mid term was TODAY and I can daresay it "squeezed" my brain dry. =) I made several *careless mathematical mistakes!! - argh, but I thank God everything else was alright. I've also got back the anatomy CA results. They were not bad =) above average (Deo gratias).. now it's to concentrate on the remaining essays, MIDI composition, another anatomy CA (this time its essays) - and there's one more thing, for History, we will be conducting this Trial of the Dictators and for my tutorial group, I'm placed in the group prosecuting Pol Pot. I guess the next few weeks will be interesting. Learning things from different areas so diverse I need to sit down and consolidate my thoughts properly =). What with Human Anatomy, Biodiversity, Statistics, History and Science of Music. This sem's really interesting! and I'm loving it! =P