“We can’t find God’s dream for us
until we allow ourselves to think
beyond the possible.”
(Lisa Sharon Harper)*
Everyone needs a glimpse of hope now and then, but especially in difficult times like we have been living for the past year. It’s been one “long” Lent!!
In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke Jesus predicts his passion to his disciples, but always with also a glimmer of hope: “From then on Jesus started to indicate to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly there at the hands of the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and to be put to death, and raised up on the third day” (Mtt 16:21); “Jesus began to teach his disciples that the Son of Man had to suffer much, be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, be put to death, and rise three days later” (Mark 8:31); “The Son of Man, must (first) endure many sufferings, be rejected by the elders, the high priests, and the scribes, and be put to death, and then be raised up on the third day” (Luke 9:22).
The last part of Jesus’ prediction lodged in his disciples’ subconscious to become clear only after the Resurrection.
*Ms. Harper is president of FreedomRoad.us