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“All shall be well, and all shall be well,
And all manner of things shall be well.”
(Jesus to Julian of Norwich)

I am grateful to Gary Jansen for his fine book, “Station to Station: An Ignatian Journey through the Stations of the Cross.” And to Jessica Mesman Griffith for the following words from her introduction to the book:

“The Stations bring us right to that empty tomb, stone rolled away, revealing only darkness and shadows. We stand with Jansen and face the emptiness each of us has felt at some time or another, and we are reminded to trust even that emptiness. Because it’s there, in what looks like nothing, that our greatest hope exists. God has moved there before, and he moves there still, every day.”

The greatest tragedy of all time happened on Good Friday. And yet, the lamb, Jesus, defeated the beast, Satan, in the Resurrection. So, with Abraham we can obtain what God promised if we cling to hope as a “sure and firm anchor” (Hebrews 6:19).

Fr. Max Oliva, S.J.

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