“Jesus wept.” – John 11:35
Live It! Tip of the Week:
In this Easter week, reflect on how the victory of Christ over sin and death encompasses the suffering in your life as well. Truly, Christ is with us in our suffering and, through His grace, that suffering carries an incredible redemptive power. Look to the risen Christ to see the manifestation of that victory.
Jesus, I know you were/are with me in [insert specific hurt or suffering here] and that, joined to your cross, this suffering carries an incredible power. I ask for the grace to believe the words in Psalm 34, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.” I offer up this suffering to you for the sake of [specific person or intention here] and through your mother Mary’s intercession. Blessed be your name! Amen.