As we continue our journey of Lent andHoly Week it’s important to rememberwho, what, when and why. Perhaps that’sthe old journalist in me, but it is true.
Of course, when we ask WHO, we automatically think Jesus. Of course it is all about him. But the who is also you. We know the journey He took on the ViaDolorosa which is simply translated “The Painful Way.” From His very birth he wasdestined to rejection, hatred and suffering. We have to remember WHAT he did for you and I and a world of people, many of whom reject Him. The world rejected Him, but he never rejected us.
In fact, He has called us his brothers andsisters….children of God. The WHEN isdifficult to put in a few words. The when, however, is His entire ministry. The when is the wilderness experience. The betrayal of those closest to him. The WHEN is ultimately his beating, his suffering on the cross and the resurrection, the WHY is simply that he loves us and thinks we are still to die for. The WHY is also to show us that this life is basic training and there is a new life awaiting us. All we have tosay is “Yes Lord.” The WHO is also you and I.