Commentary on the Gospel of
Read: The Passion of our Lord, emerging out of a passion for his people. God undergoes human violence to protect and redeem us from our own violence. Though he was God, he assumed human condition to raise us to the divine.
Reflect: The greatest of suffering one can undergo is the suffering resulting out of betrayals by those whom one deeply loves. How great had been the suffering of Jesus! He, God, is betrayed by everyone around – his own beloved disciples, family members, those who received his favors, his own people, the entire humanity whom he had created. But he willingly bears it out of love and mercy.
Pray: Pray for true repentance for your sins against God and neighbor.
Act: Mend a broken relationship.