Saturday 24 September

Saturday of week 25 in Ordinary Time
Gospel – Luke 9:43-45
“But they did not understand him when he said this; it was hidden from them so that they should not see the meaning of it, and they were afraid to ask him about what he had just said”. The gospel passage points at a very important point in following Jesus Christ. We stop following him to the cross because we don’t understand the cross. We stop with the question, “why this cross, why this suffering?”. This question before the cross comes because of the lack of love. When there is love the meaning of cross will not be hidden anymore. A mother with love understands the meaning of all the suffering needed for raising a child. Meaning of that cross is clear. The absence of love produces questions and even more, fear. Fear, even to search the meaning. We close ourselves in this fear and we stop following Jesus Christ. Have courage to follow Jesus to the cross with love. The more love you have towards Jesus, the clearer is the meaning of Cross. The silence of Mother Mary under the cross is the eloquent expression of her understanding of the meaning of the Cross.