From a Creighton Student's Perspective
of Creighton University's Online Ministries
March 3rd, 2009
Junior, Pre-Med, Spanish Major
Lent is a season characterized by suffering and darkness, sacrifice and fasting. Many Catholics have a hard time embracing Lent as openly and fervently as they do Advent, myself included. I think today’s readings encourage us to take a new perspective on suffering and on the season of Lent altogether. The Psalm today leaves us with a warm sense of God’s enduring compassion. Christ suffers with us by enduring the cross; this is the epitome of compassion. Nothing else compares. Jesus is compassionate and we can go to Him for help, guidance, and shelter. He is the rock upon which we can always depend. Those who go to Him for help are happy. “From all their distress God rescues the just” (Ps 34:18b). We need to TRUST in this power of God by having faith in Jesus’ compassion.
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