Jesus said, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, Your Will be done.”  – Mt 26:42

Reflection.  By accepting the hand the Father dealt Him, Jesus found His purpose.  He took on a burden He didn’t especially want to embrace.  He was very human.  Nevertheless, He gave up His life that we might live, and used all that pain to purchase our redemption.

Prayer.  Dear Lord, when life becomes unbearable, remind me of Your spirit of surrender.