Well, here we find ourselves with Good Friday in view and the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on our minds. That arrestingly paradoxical image of healing and love is one that should always captivate us. It is an image of suffering transformed into a channel for God’s grace, a mystical source of empowerment. Let us be mindful of that this week and keep each other in prayer as we enter the Triduum.
“Ask Christ to help you become happy. I obey Christ. After Christ’s example, I forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all, and I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as fruitful rain.”
St. Paul Miki