From a Creighton Student's Perspective
April 4, 2012
Sophomore, Biology Major, Spanish Minor
Jesus plays the role of the suffering servant from Isaiah’s passage today. He remains unwavering in his faith and obedient to all of his oppressors. We are reminded that God will always be there for us, even when we are tortured as Jesus was for the sake of justice and righteousness. Although humans can abandon God and deny his friendship in love for us, God never abandons us.
The Psalm today is much along the same theme. Although those on earth scorn one another and may not console each other in times of need, God, with his limitless love for us all, will always help those in need and will never forsake us.
The Gospel is the Lord’s Supper. Jesus knows that this will be the last Passover feast he will be able to celebrate with his disciples. The mood becomes somber when Jesus mentions that he is aware that he will be betrayed as the scriptures have said. Judas, the most obvious betrayer, committed a sin in order to receive a profit. We have all committed sins, perhaps for the same or similar reason; however, I feel that most end up regretting their decisions to get ahead, to be disloyal. Jesus seems to give Judas the opportunity to repent, but he denies that he was the betrayer. Although all of his peers abandon him, God never abandons Jesus.
As we move from Lent into these next three holy days, may we seek to act as Jesus did, never complaining, never lashing out, but accepting our situation. May we recognize the greatness of love God has for us all. He is always near. He has boundless love and friendship for us all. He gave us his only son in order so that we could be saved. Although these next few days are viewed with sadness, may our joy be even greater on the third day!
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