14.03.2023 | John 12:1-26

+ Tuesday: John 12:1-26 +

Reading link: http://bit.ly/3JuJRzz
Audio link: https://bit.ly/3T8Ocvu (stop at 3:42)

Contemplation verses 23-25
The Lord was not forced to offer His life up. Moreover, He was not obligated to accept death but voluntarily accepted it. Listen to His words: “I have power to lay it down, and I have power that I may take it up again,” (Jn 10:18).In other words: ‘I deliver Myself willingly to My enemies; otherwise this would not have occurred. The Lord came with a plan that He put down Himself in order to suffer. He was pleased with that noble deed, and smiled at His crown of glory while taking pride in bringing salvation to mankind. He was not ashamed of the Cross for it was intended to be the salvation of this world. He was not an ordinary man- in fact, He was the incarnated God.
+ St Cyril of Jerusalem

Personal Question
God has given me a cross to carry, am I ashamed of my cross? Am I unwilling to carry it?