Jesus’ loneliness

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.Psalm 147:3

When Jesus came close to his death, he no longer could experience God’s presence.  He cried out:  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  (Matthew 27:47).  Still in love he held on to the truth that God was with him and said:  “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit”  (Luke 23:46).

The loneliness of the cross led Jesus to the resurrection.  As we grow older we are often invited by Jesus to follow him into this loneliness, the loneliness in which God is too close to be experienced by our limited hearts and minds.  When this happens, let us pray for the grace to surrender our spirits to God as Jesus did.

Give me the grace and the strength to live through the moments that I feel that Your Presence has left me. Help me to hold onto the Truths that I know and to not believe my feelings. Help my eyes to stay on You. Guide my steps and steady my walk. Amen.

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