We think life can be tough at times--yes we do.
We think life can be unfare, and why is this happening to me--yes we do.
We think many things, all the day long from morning to night. Sometime--so many times, what we think, can really get us down!
Now, I want you to think about this. What was Jesus thinking as each day brought Him closer to Jerusalem, to Calvary--to the horrible passion and death that took His life? Think about this.
He was a human at this point and knew all the feelings we feel. He would know what we would be thinking if given a diagnosis of impending death. Impending suffering, and the agony our family would go through too, as they sit by a loved one's side. He would know!!
This Lent, let us really deeply reflect on ALL that Jesus would be thinking, feeling and pondering ----oh wait! He would not have time to think about Himself or the road He would travel! For all around Him the people came, and in Love, compassion, and mercy; He saw their need and gave of Himself, even then, every moment of everyday. The people would never let Him rest, and have a time to draw away and pray. Rarely, and I believe He was thankful for that as in the loving, in the doing, He was blessed and unable to see anything else but the people who needed His help. He would be spending as much time in the teaching and the sharing. Healing of all who came to Him for healing, for He would know that His time on earth was limited.
Let us reflect, let us learn. As Jesus did, let us keep on living in love. Keep on showing kindess, mercy, forgiveness, understanding so we can walk in His footsteps as we go to our Jerusalem and Calvary--and yes, even to our death.
Be giving of yourself, sacrificing your life for others. Praying for them, so that they may be healed, spiritually, mentally and physically restored to Life. By your example, may they come to know God is love, and the Light that leads all to eternal happiness, peace and joy.
Quoting from a famous "Shawshank" movie--"get busy living or get busy dying." As Jesus did, let us go forth, live love, speak encouraging words, and radiate the Light of Christ wherever you go.
Now, a message, Jesus would say to you.
"My people, I know your thoughts. I have walked your walk.
I know how it feels to struggle with dispair.
I know how it feels when someone loved dies. I too cried
I know thoughts of anger when injustice is done.
I know how it feels to know you are going to die.
I know those thoughts of sadness, when backs are turned--hearts are harden, ears are deaf to all My words that will lead them back to life again. I know!
Put all into My hands. I hear your prayers always.
I know all thoughts of all! I lived human life and therefore, I know! Peace be with you--for I am with you, always."