Reflection: So, as it turns out, Jesus has a pretty clear picture of what is in his future, and it is bleak. He’s going to get a death sentence (even though he is not guilty) with a little bit of torture thrown in. It would be easy for anyone to be despondent about it, but Jesus can see beyond it, to life beyond the grave. Even as he faces a horrible death, he has hope.
Question: Do you feel hopeful as you think about your death?
Prayer: Father God, thank you that there is life after death. Please help me look forward to spending eternity with you. Amen.