I pray this finds each of you enjoying a happy and fruitful Lent. I have begun to read the Word Among Us, which provides the daily readings and accompanying meditation for U.S. Catholic Mass.
The meditation last Wednesday (February 17, 2016) instructed that we should ‘focus on Jesus on the cross and imagine the LOVE that put Him there.’
As I read this, I realized that I always focus on all the sin that put Him on the cross, and maybe most especially, on my sin that added to His pain and suffering.
It feels entirely different to consider too the love — His love — with which He sacrificed Himself and forgave us.
Meditating on His love adds to my sense of sorrow and penitence an even stronger sense of humility. I found with that humility I experienced a growing desire to allow His love to fill me so full that through His grace it will just spill over and pour out upon all I meet.
Blessings on you and yours this Lent. I pray that your journey brings you closer to Him and His peace.