We have travelled with the Lord in to the desert of temptation, seen him in transfigured glory, listened in on his conversation with the woman at the well, watched in amazement as he cures the man who has been born blind and calls others to conversion. His raising Lazarus from the dead strikes us with awe. Now, we travel with him through the gates of Jerusalem where he will face betrayal, arrest, a trial and torture. Then, he will suffer death. Let today’s readings reach into the depths of our minds and hearts. Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will lead us to accept the crosses we encounter in life and to unite those with the cross of Christ.
How do you see your own crosses as a participation in the cross of Christ?