My mind was drawn to the people below Jesus, both those who loved him and those indifferent. Yesterday a sat in my car in a parking and noticed a couple having car trouble, too often in similar situations have I done nothing to help justifying it with reasons like I know nothing about cars or I was in a hurry. Those actions, or rather lack there of always plagued me for the rest of my day and beyond.
And those who loved Jesus, given the tragic and burdensome gift to bare witness to His life ending. It is so much easier to hide yourself a way from such things, but to present when that is asked of you can leave scares.
We are not asked reasons or to come out unscathed in life but to be present and act.
As I was snowshoeing, thinking about about the great sacrifice on the cross, the first feeling was of sorrow but my thoughts were directed to thanksgiving; that I owed a debt I could not pay, Jesus out of love paid a debt he did not owe.For everyone.
Lamont Dyck is a Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina.