Word for the Day

17 April

Wednesday in Holy Week

We must not domesticate the power of the face of Christ (Gaudete et exsultate 151) 

Matthew 26:14-25 
‘The one who has dipped his hand into the bow! with me will betray me.’

We can understand how the spiritual suffering of our Lord caused his body to break down. He was so completely human at this moment. What do we do when we are suffering inwardly? We run from door to door looking for a little consolation. Our Lord did the same. He went to his disciples to be comforted, but they were asleep. … They had absolutely no understanding for what moved him inwardly. …. We must even say that what caused our Lord to sweat blood was the thought, the conviction, that his loved ones, the ones to whom he had given special graces, were often so superficial in their lives, so cold, and wanted to have nothing to do with him. (10 March 1958 – JK)

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