Many thought that Jesus was too good to be true.
Many will think the same of you.
They questioned Him.
They’ll question you.
They tested Him.
They’ll test you.
They tried to trap Him.
They’ll try to trap you.
They mocked Him and spit in His face.
They’ll mock you and spit in yours.
They crucified Him.
They will crucify you.
His family watched His side be pierced.
Yours will watch you bleed.
If you act like Christ, expect the Passion.
All hope is in the resurrection.
For you are not of this world.
Remain then in Him.
Be not afraid.
Walk boldly toward the hill.
Carry your cross.
Stand if you fall.
But most of all, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
“Father, glorify thy name.” —John 12:28
(Friday Thoughts is a new series to appear every Friday, written by various members of the extended Passionist community.)