Wondering what your vocation in life is? Want a deeper glimpse into our daily monastic life? Wanting to discern if there might be a connection between the inklings of your heart and our monastic life? We hope this blog helps you in your vocational discernment.
God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. (from John 3:16-21)
The days of the Triduum bring to mind in a powerful way just how much Jesus loved us. What He was willing to do so that we might enjoy eternal life with him once again in heaven.
We're not indifferent to the image of Jesus on the cross during the rest of the year, but we need the reminder that the Triduum gives in order to re-focus our sight so that we look again with fresh eyes upon his sacrifice.
And, just as importantly, we need Easter. A friend once told me, "You can't have Easter without Good Friday." How true! Yet, don't most of us avoid those things that are painful, or stretching, if we can?
Take a few moments today and thank the Lord for those times of being stretched, of being asked to move outside your comfort zone. Jesus certainly went through much during His passion, so how can we refuse to walk in our Lord's footsteps?