25 February, 2020
As we prepare to begin our Lenten journey tomorrow, today’s readings call us to humility:
- Humility to recognise our own vulnerability to sin and temptation.
- Humility to recognise that the sin and weakness which disillusion us in our heroes and institutions are ours too.
We are all in the same boat. We are all in desperate need of grace. None of us has all the answers and if we start placing our hope in some other human, no matter how impressive they appear, we just end up disillusioned when their brokenness emerges.
God’s answer to human sin and weakness is Jesus. How much we need Him!
We are in such a desperate situation, in fact, that Jesus in today’s Gospel is consciously preparing to give himself up to death for our sakes.
As we witness Jesus walking out this life and death struggle on our behalf this Lent, let’s be mindful of our incapacity to save ourselves or our world. It is Jesus alone who saves. Let us ‘cast our cares upon him’ and allow him to carry them to Calvary for us.