Holy Week is upon us, and the sacred Triduum begins tomorrow night.
I have three sick kids and a messy house and a mile-long to-do list. So today, rather than adding my own thoughts to this week’s passage, I’ll let the words speak to you themselves.
Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; … But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” // Isaiah 53
This passage from Isaiah calls us to a reality check: first, it’s a stark reminder that we are the guilty ones, we are the cause of Christ’s pain. But even more so, this passage is a testimony to God’s amazing love: Christ our Savior willingly bore our griefs and sorrows, wanted to take our place, longed to heal us and make us whole.
As we enter into the Triduum, my sisters, may we constantly meditate on this truth: the past 40 days of Lent have not been about our sins, but rather about Christ’s overflowing Heart of love and mercy.
During each beautiful Liturgy of the next few days, let the eyes of your soul see His love anew.