Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: John 18:1-19:42
Ask those who heard me what I said to them.
Today, more than any other day in the Church year I am touched to my core by the power of the Gospel. On Good Friday, I’m transformed from a woman listening to a story to an actual witness to a tragedy. I have such a hard time spitting out the words “Crucify Him” because they make me feel so responsible. I’d like to think I would have had the courage to yell “DON'T Crucify Him!” but I doubt I would have been that brave. Then I’m plunged into the reality that I say those words every time I sin and every time I fail to show his love and mercy to others. I’m faced with the hard truth that I’m not always a good witness.
In his infinite goodness to His children there is power, love and joy beyond the Good Friday story. I’ve heard the Good News, I’ve seen the Easter Sunday happy ending, but how do I witness to that story in my everyday relationships and actions? This is a powerful day to question, to ponder, to immerse ourselves into the events that are the foundation of our ability to achieve Eternal Life.
When Jesus asked those who had heard His truth to speak up, did they? Would I? How would I frame all I’ve heard Jesus say in Scripture, in prayer, and all I’ve seen in the everyday events of my grace-filled life?
Suffering Jesus, please draw me tightly into Your story today so I may be healed and washed clean by the power of the blood You shed for me. Jesus, through the mighty power of the events of this day, change me.
Copyright 2022 Sheri Wohlfert
About the Author
Sheri is a Catholic wife, mom, speaker and teacher. She uses her great sense of humor and her deep faith to help others discover the joy of being a child of God. Her roots are in Kansas but her home is in Michigan. The mission of her ministry is to encourage others to look at the simple ways we can all find God doing amazing things smack dab in the middle of the laundry, ball games, farm chores and the hundred other things we manage to cram into a day. Sheri also writes at JoyfulWords.org.