Jesus humbled himself,
becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross…
The Journey of Lent culminates today at the Cross. Jesus has been leading us on this journey of conversion to the place where He lays down His life for us, where His death sets us free from the sin that has held us captive. Jesus’ death on the Cross is the turning point of human history, the moment where God empties Himself so that we might be filled. I pray that this Lenten Journey has been an opportunity for you to grow as a disciple and witness to Jesus. But even if you have not had a great Lent, if you failed at resolutions and slid backwards rather than moved forwards, I pray that you can enter into Holy Week with new vigor and motivation. We will invite you at the end of Mass to leave the church out the main doors (facing highway 98) to leave something at the foot of the Cross. It might be a prayer intention, it might be a person or relationship, whatever it is, as we journey forward from this liturgy into Holy Week, I pray that your life might be transformed as you learn to leave your cares and worries, your sins and doubts at the foot of the Cross. The Cross, that place of sadness and death, has become for us the Tree of Life, where we receive the Grace and healing that flow from the Heart of Christ. May God bless you and each one of us as we enter into the most important week of the year, Holy Week.