There comes a time in your life, when it seems that you are in life’s darkest moments. We all face it. Nothing prepares us for it. Some of us have an inkling by accepting many life challenges all their life, they learn patience, perseverance, strength. They know that God is preparing them for some tough life battles.
Jesus showed us a way, He suffered a cruel death on the Cross, to save mankind from sin. He suffered mockery from the crowds, rejection, beaten with heavy blows, scourged and flesh torn, crowned with heavy thorns, desertion from his closest friends, hunger, thirst, exhaustion, weakness, suffocation. He died alone on the cross, with two thieves by His side and His Mother, faithful disciple St John and St Mary Magdalen at the foot of the cross. At His death there was darkness over the whole earth, the veil of the temple was torn in two, tombs were opened, there was an earthquake, the whole world and all nature even mourned.
Then on the third day He rose from the dead, as He said He would. So we should rejoice and have hope because our redemption is near at hand. Remember Blessed John Paul II words ringing out loud and clear :
We are the Easter people and Alleluia is our song” says Blessed John Paul II.
Stay strong in your trials, pray and be filled with hope, stay calm, be patient, keep your eyes on Jesus, on the Cross, because your Redemption is near at hand.