What does Jesus’ passion mean to us and are we praying enough on it?
Jesus was teaching his disciples but they could not understand. Jesus emphasized his passion but his disciples did not get it and did not want to ask more about it. Even though Jesus tells his disciples to pay attention, are we still not listening?
God came into the world as a human not just to walk among us but to be crucified and die for our sins. To be raised from the dead and seated at the right hand of the Father; with even more we cannot comprehend. And yet, we still do not attempt to focus on the overall mission of Jesus. Of how much God loves us that God gave Jesus to us. To be handed over to men to be crucified.
There is love in Jesus’ passion but are we seeing it? Jesus is challenging his disciples to focus on what his passion means. We can overlook or avoid this altogether by remaining silent on the matter. But Jesus is calling us to take it to prayer, take it to God, and be guided by the path of the cross Jesus walked. In it lies the invitation God is calling us to.
Let us take a moment to consider Jesus’ passion today. Let us hear Jesus’ words in our hearts as he says “pay attention to what I am telling you.” And let us respond in our prayers to God with whatever comes to our hearts. Let us not be afraid to converse with God on this matter because as Jesus is pointing out; it matters.