This week, I invite you to pick up your own Bible and in silent meditation read this Gospel passage, the Lord's Passion. Not only is it too long to reprint here, I want you to have the opportunity to read it slowly and deliberately, pausing as necessary to truly reflect on what is happening.
My friends, there is no reflection I can give to this Gospel at this time. I have been pondering it for days, but each time I read my Lord's Passion, I am overcome. I urge you to find some silence to read and ponder this Gospel sometime during this Holiest Week. May it ignite your love for Jesus Crucified anew.