“I tell you solemnly, one of you will betray me!” (John 13:21)
As we get closer and closer to Good Friday,
It’s tempting to look the other way,
and not pay attention to your suffering,
not stay on the road with you to the cross.
Help me to embrace my own suffering,
the world’s suffering,
Give me courage to stay on the road with you,
to not look away,
and to bring with me
my own flaws and failures.
And on the journey with you to the cross,
give me eyes to see and a heart to feel your love,
love that only can be felt in the midst of pain,
in the midst of humility,
in the midst of the Passion of Holy Week.