Lenten Reflection #39
Today is Good Friday. A day when millions of people reflect and pray. Some will fast, others will think back on the fragility of Jesus.
My mom always says Good Friday is the one day when we are attending services, not Mass. Because today there are no miracles of water turning into wine, or blind finding their sight. There are no sermons or parables, no abundance of loathes and fishes.
There are the Stations of the Cross when we watch Jesus go through unrelenting mental and physical abuse. And in the midst of all this humiliation, and pressure, and exaltation, he finds grace and calm.
Through all the bleeding and pain, He prays, He forgives, He loves.
Ultimately He rises again.
Take today to reflect on all the hardships and loneliness you are experiencing. Know that deep in your soul, a rock will be pushed aside and reveal the strength you need to persevere and rise again.
Listen and reflect.