Sunday, March 24, 2013

Quote of the Day

Holy Week, that stretch of time between Christ's entry into Jerusalem for the feast of Passover to the laying in the tomb a week later, is a panoply of the sufferings and the heartaches that life brings to the process of honing souls. Christ suffered the disillusionment that comes with superficial success, a sense of failure, betrayal by people he trusted, misunderstanding by authority, fear, humiliation, abandonment, loneliness, despair, and death. And he shows all of us how to do the same. To say "I believe . . . Christ suffered" is to say, "I believe that suffering can be transcended." It is to throw in our lot with hope.

– Joan Chittister, OSB
(from her book In Search of Belief)

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
When Expulsion is the Cost of Discipleship
The Passion: "A Sacred Path of Liberation"
Why Jesus is My Man

Related Off-site Links:
New Pope Opens Holy Week at Vatican on Palm Sunday – Frances D'Emilio (Associated Press via Yahoo! News, March 24, 2013).
Pope Francis Changes Holy Thursday Plans to Celebrate Mass in Prison – Carol Glatz (Catholic News Service via U.S. Catholic, March 21, 2013).

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