Lenten Prayer Reflection by Steven Risso

Mar 29 2015

MK 15: 1-39

This gospel reading is one of the most important in the bible and also one of my favorites. Whenever I read this passage I think that if Jesus was able to endure all of this pain and suffering for me then why cant I go to church every Sunday or pray every night. Why shouldn’t everyone be able to carry his or her daily crosses without complaint? I feel that this passage symbolizes not only Jesus’ strength and courage but also his deep love for all of us. This gospel shows me that Jesus will go to any measure to prove his love for us. Even if we sin or offend him in any way, he will always be there waiting for us to return so that he can forgive us and start loving us again.