When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and what had just happened, they were filled with awe and said, “This was certainly God’s Son.”
Homemade soup tastes better a day or so after it’s made. That’s because the seasoning has a chance to soak into the vegetables.
The Gospel writers didn’t have movie cameras to record the passion of Jesus. All they had were stories about it, moving through the years. Like adding seasoning to soup, the love of the listeners added sweetness to what was only a story with a bitter taste. The love of the women at the foot of the cross was like sweet seasoning, giving comfort to Jesus.
As you listen to the story, imagine that you are close to the faithful women weeping and loving Jesus at the cross. When you finish reading, may you bring your love as sweet seasoning to all the people whose lives, like soup, may be tasting very bitter. Season your day with you love.
Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…
Carrying Your holy cross v. 32
“Why have You forsaken me?” v. 46
Temple curtain torn in two v. 51
“Truly this man was God’s Son!”v. 54
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In Year A, we continue to read from the Gospel of St. Matthew.
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