For I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.                 - 1 Cor 2:2

Reflection. Jesus taught us that in spite of pain, we were made for joy.  It may be your lot one day to pass through the agony of a Good Friday before reaching the joy of an Easter Sunday.  But do not be afraid.  If you cling to God, He will see you safely through the storm.

Prayer. Lord, help me to understand the astounding love that You expressed on the Cross, and enable me to respond to that love with all my heart.