This Holy Week, we come to reflect on your suffering and death. You were true to your Father’s desire for a full life for all people and the whole of creation. We falter in following you, letting our own petty concerns get in the way of giving ourselves in love and service for others. In some ways, we become like those who greeted you when you entered Jerusalem and then denied or even wished you dead in a few days’ time. Encourage us to use our hearts, minds and hands, all together, in following your example of being life-giving.
(Source: United States Columban Fathers website: