Lenten Meditation 44, April 13

Thursday, April 13

Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31b-35

by Brother Mark Brown, Guest Commentator on the Gospel of John

Suffering

Is it not often suffering that breaks open our hearts to receive love? Is it not often the suffering of others that draws us into compassion? To receive love, to express love, to be broken as the bread is broken, to be poured out as the wine is poured out: this is to become the flesh and blood of Christ: this is to participate in the Divine Nature.

– Br. Mark Brown, Society of Saint John the Evangelist