During Holy week, we meditated on Jesus’ passion and death, and remembered how much suffering and pain He endured for us shortly after being proclaimed King by the crowds. We know through the Gospel that while praying at Golgotha he sweated blood, and we can only imagine the pain He must have felt at the cross. Our God is no stranger to suffering and He freely embraced it so that He could gain for us eternal life.
This is why Easter is a season of Hope. When all seem to be lost, when evil seems to have won, the resurrection happens. Christ knows our daily struggles and He offers us help. He understands and knows us better than we do ourselves; hence He knows what we need.
At Catholic Charities we see miracles happen every day. We experience situations of suffering and injustice, but we also experience how Christ works through so many people by providing help and hope. God will not be outdone in goodness, because He is goodness, love and hope. We can be confident that the work we do every day in His name will be according to His will and that is the best outcome.
Have a Happy Easter!