While we on the east coast sip our coffee, in Jerusalem it is already fast approaching three pm. Jesus would hav by now been in the last minutes of excruciating agony, struggling to push himself up just a little just to breathe. As best we know they have all run off but four according to St John: his Mother, her sister, Mary Magdalene and John. (Jn 19:25). Mary experiences the worst pain any parent can ever experience, the death of a child. John is caught between his own sorrow and trying to comfort Mary whose care has been entrusted to him.
Did God bless really do all of this for me? For Us? And the answer is YES.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son... (John 3:16)