Once hailed with blessings and hosannas as he approached the Mount of Olives, the same God is nailed to a cross amid cries for His crucifixion. What an ironic twist of fate. What an unjust end to this compassionate, simple, and loving life. Life's ironies and cruelties are dramatically witnessed today and throughout this Holy Week. The thread of God's love is woven through it all as it reveals God's transforming, redemptive, and salvific plan. It is all necessary: the hardship and the joy, the suffering and the glory, the disappointment and the inheritance. When life takes a turn for the worse, we often question where God is. Are we ready to walk through our lives as did Jesus, with a persistent trust that regardless how difficult our journey, all will work out in the end. "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."
CATHOLIC QUOTES - WORDS TO INSPIRE THE FAITHFUL
"Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having."