“And so Pilate…handed him over to be crucified” (Mark 15:15).
Reflection: The Passion of Christ was far more horrible than our crucifixes portray. He suffered to rescue the human life he had created, to snatch it from the kingdom of death and bring it into his kingdom of life. Let us remember this Lent that Jesus endured his Passion for every unborn child in the womb. He endured every pain that the unborn might be saved as well as the born.
Prayer: Lord, I am so afraid to suffer. Lessen my fear, and increase my courage, that I may suffer with you for the sake of life. Amen.