“I saw Christ’s glory as He rose!”


First Reading: Acts 10:34.37-43
Psalm: 117:1-2.16-17.22-23
Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-4
Gospel: John 20:1-9


“Tell us Mary: say what thou didst see upon the way.
The tomb of the living did enclose;
I saw Christ’s glory as He rose! […]
Christ, my hope, has risen […]
That Christ has risen from the dead we know.”


These verses are taken from the Victimae Paschali (Paschal Victim), the sequence that is said or sung on the Mass of Easter day, before the Gospel acclamation (and during the Octave of Easter).

The Victimae Paschali is an explosion of joy! Christ has risen: there is no reason to cry any more, no room for grief and despair. Yes, Jesus is the Lord indeed, everything He has said has been fulfilled. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world by his sacrifice on the cross and his resurrection.


There are witnesses who saw all this. They know that they have spoken the truth and they have given this evidence so that today we may believe as well (cf. Jn 19:35): Mary of Magdala and the other women who went to the tomb on Easter morning; Peter and John, who ran there as fast as they could; the other apostles; the disciples of Emmaus and all those ones to whom our Lord appeared.

And this is the testimony on which Christian faith is built and stands firm: Christ is the Lord and He has risen! “If Christ has not been raisedsays St Paulyour faith is pointless and you have not, after all, been released from your sins. […] In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep” (1 Cor 15:17.20), of those who have died.


In the first reading we see St Peter announcing the Good News to Cornelius, a pagan. He also says: “Now we are those witnesses – we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection” (Acts 10:41). Furthermore, Peter points out that “it is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.” (Acts 10:43).

Jesus himself, appearing to the apostles on Easter evening tells them: “This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms, was destined to be fulfilled. […] So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this” (Jn 24:44.46-47).


From the Prophets on, during the centuries, there were men and women who believed and testified that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He died for our sake, was risen from the dead… He, the only one who has the power to forgive our sins!

What is more, there is an even greater testimony: “the deeds my Father has given me to perform, – said Jesus – these deeds of mine testify that the Father has sent me. Besides, the Father who sent me bears witness to me himself” (Jn 5:36).


What else do we need to believe?


Let then joy fill our hearts, in order to profess our faith with no fear and live out the mission that our risen Lord has entrusted to us: “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Gospel to all creation” (Mk 16:15), because we are witnesses too! We bear the witness of the Church as well as our own testimony, that is precisely how we came to know God, and how we experienced him… his living and loving presence in our lives!


The apostles’ preaching was very bold: that is because of a strong awareness, rooted in their hearts by the power of the Holy Spirit: Christ is the Lord and He has risen from the dead!

“Something which has existed since the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have watched and touched with our own hands, the Word of life – this is our theme. We are writing this to you so that our joy may be complete” (1 Jn 1:1.4).


May the Holy Spirit help us to tell of the wonders of God, by both words and deeds, with the same boldness of the apostles.

May the risen Lord fill our hearts with his joy, now and forever!


Christ, my hope, has risen

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Lk 23:42)

Easter Triduum 2021

Good Friday


“When they reached the place called The Skull, they crucified him there, and the two criminals also, one on the right, the other on the left” (Lk 23:33).


Three men are crucified in the place called Golgotha (The Skull). They all are subjected to the same sentence of death. All four evangelists wrote that two robbers are crucified with Jesus, one on his right and one on his left. Our Lord is, then, between two criminals.


Those who pass by jeer at Jesus, saying: the one, who gave salvation to others, cannot save himself. Even one of the two thieves hanging there taunts at him in the same way. The other one is aware that they “are paying for what they did”, while “This man has done nothing wrong” (Lk 23:41). The inscription on Jesus’ cross says “The King of the Jews”: and in fact, the good thief addresses him as a king, saying: “Remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Lk 23:42). Is Jesus a king, then?

Jesus promises the good thief that that same day he will be with him in paradise (Lk 23:43).


Jesus had answered Pilate: “Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. As it is, my kingdom does not belong here”.  When Pilate asked Jesus if he was a King, our Lord replied: “Yes, I am a king. I was born for this, I came into the world for this, to bear witness to the truth”. (Jn 18:36-37).


What kind of kingdom does Jesus want to establish?

What power does he want to show to mankind?

His kingdom does not have the features of an earthly one.


The soldiers, after having Jesus scourged at the pillar, “made him wear a scarlet cloak and having twisted some thorns into a crown they put this on his head and placed a reed in his right hand. To make fun of him they knelt to him saying, «Hail, king of the Jews!»” (Mk 27:29).


What a strange crown Jesus chose for himself!

What an unusual sceptre!

What weird clothes Jesus wore as a king!


This king does not have any servants. As a master, Jesus chose and called some men to follow him, but at the foot of the cross there are just John, the beloved disciple, and Mary, Jesus’ mother, who is unable to be driven away from there.

A king generally has to take on some responsibilities, some duties to observe: Jesus receives the cross, which he embraces willingly. Its weight is so heavy that Jesus will fall three times.


Now Jesus is nailed to the cross and from there, as from his throne, he can govern his people.

He remembers us that we are always God’s children: “Jesus cried out in a loud voice saying: «Father, into your hands I commit my spirit»”. (Lk 23:46) We are never alone! Even if life seems to fight against our happiness, we have always a Father above in the heaven: He is invincible in mercy and tenderness. Because of his deep relationship with the Father, Jesus can say: “Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing” (Lk 23:34).


By his obedience to the Father, Jesus teaches us that God is the real source of goodness and loyalty. The way He dies becomes also a source of conversion for many: in fact, the evangelist Mark proclaims: “The centurion, who was standing in front of him, had seen how he had died, and he said, «In truth this man was Son of God.»” (Mk 15:39). We cannot be afraid of such a king!


From the cross, seeing his mother and the disciple he loved, Jesus entrusts them to each other: he was not Mary’s son any more. He renounces the person who is the most able to partake of his sufferings, because he wanted us to have Mary as our tender mother too.


Jesus keeps nothing for himself, till the point to give up his spirit. (cf. Jn 19:30)

Even when Jesus is dead, he continues to bestow gifts on us: “one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance; and immediately there came out blood and water” (Jn 19:34).


Jesus is a tender, gentle, generous king and his kingdom has the power of mercy, forgiveness and righteousness.


We may approach Jesus and his throne any time we need and want.

His stretched-out arms on the cross say to us our God is ready to welcome and embrace each of us.

“He was humbler yet, even to accepting death…”


First reading: Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm: 21:8-9.17-20.23-24
Second reading: Philippians 2:6-11
Gospel: Mark 14:1-15:47


Today the liturgy invites us to reflect on the account of Jesus’ Passion. We are invited to go through two chapters of St Mark’s Gospel: from the anointing at Bethany, the Last Supper with the institution of the Eucharist, to the prayer in the Gethsemane, Judas’ betrayal, the arrest, the trial at the Sanhedrin, Peter’s denial, the trial before Pilate, the scourging, the mockeries and crowning with thorns, the way to Golgotha, the crucifixion and death, the burial.

The Church invites us to reflect on Jesus’ sufferings and to follow him with our mind, heart and soul in his painful way of the cross, fixing our eyes on him: on his gestures, words, face, breath, on his firm resolution to carry out the mission the Father has entrusted to him, even when the weight of the cross and our sins crushes him to the ground.

The first two readings come to our aid, helping us to understand better this moving and awesome mystery of our salvation.

The first reading is taken from the so known third Song of the Suffering Servant of Isaiah. Here the prophet describes this servant in such a detailed way that he seems to refer to a specific historical person. According to the Jewish tradition, he was thought to be the mediator of salvation yet to come, the Messiah.

The aspect of suffering is clearly underlined in this hymn. Jesus has spoken many times about the suffering He was going to endure, and the Christian community identified him with the same suffering servant foretold by Isaiah. The Jews were expecting a victorious warrior-Messiah, and so they were ill prepared for Jesus’ answer to their hope: a Messiah who offers his back to those who struck him, his cheeks to those who tore at his beard, to insult and spittle (cf. Is 50:6)!

Christian religion is the only religion in the world in which we see a God who humbles himself and suffers for the love and sake of mankind. It is absolutely far beyond what we expected God to be!

And Christ’s humility is even clearer in the second reading, from the letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians:

“His state was divine, yet Christ Jesus did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as men are, and being as all men are, he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross” (Phil 2:6-8).

And for this reason… “God raised him high, and gave him the name which is above all other names” (v.9).

What is this name? The Name above all other names is the name of God, the tetragrammaton (YHWH) which the Israelites do not pronounce. They use instead the term Adonai, which means Lord.

But there was only one occasion in which the high priest pronounced the holy name of God: in the day of Expiation, Yom Kippur (cf. Leviticus 16). This was the annual day to obtain reconciliation and peace with God. As part of the ritual, a scapegoat was sent out in the desert, after the high priest had laid his hands on it, confessing all the iniquities and sins of Israel. The high priest also offered sacrifices for the sins.

Jesus Christ, because of his sufferings and death on the cross, is exalted and He is given the name which is above all names, the name of God, so that every tongue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord (v.10), Adonai! St Paul is writing here something that is so shocking for his Jewish readers! He can say so, because Jesus’ sacrifice of expiation on the cross is the perfect fulfilment of that expiation rite, Yom Kippur, once and forever. Jesus becomes Lord, Adonai, because by his death and resurrection He ransoms humankind.

And in today’s liturgy of Palm Sunday we see our Lord Jesus Christ entering Jerusalem: He is proclaimed king by that same crowd that will later cry out: “Crucify him!”. He passes through those gates from which He will later come out under the heavy weight of the cross. The Suffering Servant of God, God himself made man, has become the sacrifice of expiation and reconciliation for the forgiveness of our sins and iniquities.

Let us follow our sweet Lord along the way of the cross, in this Holy Week, and wait with him for the dawn of resurrection!

“Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness…”

Fifth Sunday of Lent


First reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm: 50:3-4.12-15
Second reading: Hebrews 5:7-9
Gospel: John 12:20-30


The readings of this fifth Sunday of Lent help us to reflect on a quite interesting topic: making mistakes.

In the first reading, the prophet Jeremiah tells us that the ancestors of the House of Israel and the House of Judah broke the covenant with the Lord. While the background of the Psalm is the sin of adultery and murder that king David committed against Bathsheba and her husband.

It could happen also in our daily lives: we really would like to avoid mistakes. We would always like to know what thing is right for us and also to be able to put it into action. Sometimes it is so hard to make the right choice! It often looks like we have managed to do that… and then, one hour later we find ourselves struggling to stick to our purposes.

Making mistakes may seem to us like “a sort of death”: we might feel a bit desperate, unable to hope anymore, incapable of believing that our wrong actions do not lead us to a point of no return, but there will still be something good for us.

Our God is the only person who does not get tired of dealing with mankind: he wants to continue to create a relationship with each of us, he wants to make a “new covenant” with us, as he did with the people of Israel and of Judah, which he had chosen as his own people. Deep within them I will plant my Law, writing it on their hearts. Then I will be their God and they shall be my people (Jer 31:33).

King David failed, but afterwards he repented and returned to the Lord. And he could write the Psalm 50 and sing God’s mercy and forgiveness.

Then, we can understand the reason why the Father’s answer to his Son’s prayers may seem strange, since He left him dying from a cruel and painful death, on the cross. We might be brought to think that the Father was wrong, but instead, Jesus’ sacrifice turned up to be the source of eternal salvation.

Our God does not avoid us suffering, pain and difficulty, but he can make us stronger than all these kinds of hardship. God, then, made the right and most perfect choice for our sake. This world is corrupted, unfaithful, insecure, but the Father did not send Jesus in another different world but in ours. Our human nature is fragile, wavering, fickle, sinful, but the Almighty One did not choose for his only Son other nature but ours. Jesus knows what dying means: he was the wheat grain, fallen on the ground of the earth and able to produce a rich harvest. Jesus can repeat to each of us: “and when I am lifted up from the earth, I shall draw all men to myself” (Jn 12:32).

When we are struggling with any difficulty, we may look at Jesus, who is on the cross like us and with us: we may be sure that he is very close to us and he can make us experience a new life… by the power of his Resurrection!

“God loved the world so much…”



First Reading: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16.19-23

Psalm: 136:1-6

Second reading: Ephesians 2:4-10

Gospel: John 3:14-21


Today’s Gospel reading is taken from Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus. Nicodemus is a pharisee, leader of the Jews: he comes to Jesus by night, to speak with him.
It is interesting to see how Jesus answers to his questions. Jesus does not speak in parables (the way He used to address the crowds). He speaks clearly, revealing the mystery of God’s plan of salvation for mankind.
And this conversation takes place in the night. Night is a deeply meaningful time.


Night: language of lovers. Heart speaks to heart

Night is the time in which lovers speak to each other. It is the time for intimacy and private conversations. And God speaks there, in the night, to our heart. Heart to heart. There He reveals the mystery of his love for us. “Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son…” (v.16)


Night: silence and stillness. A taste of eternity

Night is also a time when all is still and calm: it seems like time does not flow, does not pass. We are taken to another dimension; we have a taste of eternity. And in it the Lord reveals the mystery of eternal life.
“…So that everyone who believes in him may not be lost, but may have eternal life” (v.16)


Night: longing for the dawn

 This is the night every believer has to live, relying on faith, waiting for the dawn.
Even though there is darkness, Jesus speaks about light: like the night of Transfiguration, this night shines with His glory, a glory still concealed that will be fully revealed in the resurrection.
Like Nicodemus, we are called to pass from darkness to light.


The Gospels show this man’s own journey in faith: from the fear of being seen speaking to Jesus, to the courage to go to Pilate (with Joseph of Arimathea) and ask for the permission to remove Jesus’ body from the cross and bury it (Jn 19:38-40). So, he finally showed himself a disciple, at the cost of risking his life.


Night. Time to speak about love, in which God reveals his love;
time of silence and stillness, in which we have a taste of Eternity;
night that has to be lived fully in order to see the new dawn of Resurrection.

May we be always ready to listen to Him, both when night is sweet and when it is bitter, knowing that He loves us so much that He gave all of himself for us.

“Stop turning my Father’s house into a market”…



First reading: Ex 20:1-17

Psalm 18:8-11

Second reading: 1Cor 1: 22-25

Gospel: Jn 2:13-25


Has Jesus not been born in a poor and humble condition?

Didn’t he say: “Learn from me: I am meek and humble of heart”?

Nevertheless, the Gospel of this third Sunday of Lent shows us a different behaviour of Jesus. The one, who will be “like a sheep that is dumb before its shearers never opening its mouth” (Is 53,7), in this occasion speaks so hardly to the pigeon-sellers. The one, who will receive a slap in his face from the guards in return for what he had said to the high priest (cfr Jn 18,22), now “makes a whip out of some cord and knocks the tables over”.

We could ask ourselves: why? Why this strange change in Jesus’ behaviour?

As a sign to justify his actions and words, Jesus says: “Destroy this sanctuary and in three days I will raise it up”. The evangelist explains to us that “he was speaking of the sanctuary that was his body”. In fact, Jesus will live his Passion and his body will receive marks and bruises, till the point of breathing its last on the cross. So, Jesus was not trying to defend his own body.

Moreover, selling animals for sacrifice and money changes were according to the Law. (Lv 5:7; 12:8)

Our question remains open: why has Jesus got this behaviour?

When Jesus sees the animals and money changers, he says: “Take all this out of here and stop turning my Father’s house into a market”. Something good can become less good and even be able to transform God’s house into a market-place.

It can happen also to us, can’t it? When we spend time in doing something that is good, but does not belong to our own mission, we are allowing “some animals and money changers” to enter our heart.

For example, playing football is a good thing, but if a boy spends all afternoon playing instead of studying, sport loses its positive meaning, because the boy gets far from his duties. Or watching TV is a good opportunity to know what happens throughout the world, but if a woman spends most of her time watching movies instead of doing housework or taking care of her children and husband, she is doing something that is not her priority. The same thing can happen to a man, who overworks and comes back home keeping on thinking on his job, instead of staying with his children and his wife. If a priest considers it a priority to clean his presbytery instead of helping his parishioners to have their souls clean through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, he is wasting time and strengths. The same thing can happen also to a nun, when she does not show God’s primacy through her witness, behaviour and words. In all these situations we can notice that something good in itself is used improperly.

So, in today’s Gospel Jesus is defending our own body, our own lives. We are temple of God, sanctuary of the Lord, tabernacle of the Divine Presence. We are bearers of God’s image! (cfr.1Cor 3:16). Jesus shows us that we are precious in his sight, he is on our side and he is the first to fight our battles. He also teaches us that sometimes anger could be a right thing, if it helps us to make of our hearts the Father’s house and not a market-place.

…There in their presence he was transfigured…


First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2.9-13.15-18

Psalm: 115:10.15-19

Second Reading: Romans 8:31-34

Gospel: Mark 9:2-10

The Gospel reading of the Second Sunday of Lent is about Jesus’ transfiguration.

“Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white […]. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus” (Mk9:2-4).

Why did not Jesus show his glory to all the Jews, or, rather to all mankind? Why did He choose just three of his disciples and lead them apart, where nobody could see?

If He had been transfigured in front of all Israel, people would certainly have fallen at his feet and they would have believed in him. He would have gained obedience. Obedience out of fear, but not out of love. Not out of our free choice of him as our God and king. Even those three disciples, who were supposed to be the most used to see his wonders, “were so frightened” (v.6) at the sight of his glory.

As said in last Sunday’s reflection, Jesus does not like easy options, easy ways to be recognised as God. He rather wishes a response of sincere love to his own Love, which is an immeasurable and unconditional love.

In the first reading, from the book of Genesis, we see Abraham who is asked by God to sacrifice his son Isaac.

There were no child-sacrifices among the Israelites:  human sacrifices were forbidden. Instead, this was a practice of other nations, like the Canaanites. In Israel, the firstborn child was offered to God, but not to be sacrificed. It was to be “bought back”, “redeemed”. And this was also to remember how the firstborn sons of the Israelites were spared during the final plague of Egypt, when all the firstborn of the Egyptians died.

And Isaac as well, Abraham’s beloved son, has his life spared. It is very interesting to compare this episode with what God did for us in Jesus Christ: not men’s firstborn sons to be offered to God anymore, but God’s only begotten Son to be offered to all humankind, once and forever.

And his life was not spared. He really died. And He himself offered this sacrifice to the Father for our sake. And then the Father gave him back his life, redeemed him and us all in him. He is God and lives forever.

As we read in today’s second reading: “With God on our side who can be against us? Since God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up to benefit us all, we may be certain, after such a gift, that he will not refuse anything he can give” (Rm 8:31-32)

The Father looks now at the whole human race through the open wounds of his Son. How can we ever doubt his love? Or be afraid of him? His only Son has taken on our flesh: now, every man on the face of the earth reminds the Father of his dearly beloved Son.

And it is true what Jesus says: “You have loved them as you have loved me” (Jn 17:23)

And what about that awesome experience on the mountain? Do you remember in which other passage Jesus takes these three disciples apart? In the Gethsemane. He asks Peter, James and John to go to pray with him (Mt 26:36-38; Mk 14:32-35). No light is shining there. Human sadness and anguish are fighting in Jesus’ heart against his firm resolution to do his Father’s will. But in this very moment Jesus’ glory shines as well: in his final obedience to the Father. Saint John often uses the term “glorify” and “hour” to refer to Jesus’ Passion:

«Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour?’. No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name! ». Then a voice came from heaven, «I have glorified it, and will glorify it again».” (Jn 12:27-28). In this passage, Jesus has already entered Jerusalem, where his Passion will take place. The voice of the Father is heard again, as in the baptism and in the transfiguration.

Let us then follow our King of glory even when his glory seems to be concealed from our eyes: in our own hour of sadness, suffering and loneliness. Let us keep firm in our faith. Our Lord’s glory will shine on us, suffering will be unexpectedly changed into joy, and death into life and resurrection!

…“and he remained there for forty days, and was put to the test by Satan”



First reading: Genesis 9:8-15
Psalm: 24(25):4-6,7b
Second reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Gospel: Mk 1:12-15


Today’s Gospel tell us about Jesus’ forty days in the desert and the beginning of his ministry in Galilee.

St Mark’s description of Jesus’ temptations in the desert is very brief. The other Synoptics, Matthew and Luke, give more details about how the devil put Jesus to the test with three kinds of temptation.

This text is the continuation of Jesus’ baptism in the river Jordan (Mk 1:9-11), in which the Holy Spirit descends on him and the voice of the Father is heard: “You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you” (Mk 1:11).

It is very interesting to notice how that same phrase “You are my Son” (uttered by the Father) is now used by Satan, for his devious intent:


“If you are the Son of God” (Mt 4:3) … do this, do that, show you power! And what if… nothing happens? Where is your God? Are you sure you are his Beloved Son, or is He cheating you?

This reminds us the book of Genesis, when Satan makes Adam and Eve doubt God’s love. The devil wants to strike Jesus in the greatest certainty of his life: God is my Father and He loves me.


And so, in the first temptation the devil takes advantage of the basic needs: “If you are Son of God, tell these stones to turn into loaves.” (Mt 4:3)

It sounds like: you are hungry, you need your food, it is your right to have it. Use your power! There is nothing wrong in doing it. Prove to yourself that you are the Son of God!

But Jesus answers: “Scripture says: Human beings live not on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Mt 4:4).


Then, the second temptation is about success, to choose an easy way to be a Messiah: Satan brings Jesus on the top of the temple and says: «If you are Son of God», he said, «throw yourself down; for scripture says: He has given his angels orders about you, and they will carry you in their arms in case you trip over a stone. »(Mt 4:6).

…Everybody would see and acknowledge that you are the Son of God! Is this not the reason why you were sent? To draw all people to the faith? Show your glory, perform this miracle, and everybody will believe in you. Throw yourself from here, if you believe in what the Scripture says: the angels will surely carry you!…

Interesting how the devil knows the Holy Scripture and manipulates it in order to say what he wants. But Jesus answers: “Scripture also says: Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” (Mt 4:7)

This temptation will appear again, in Jesus’ hardest hour. While He is hanging on the cross, in tremendous pain, the onlookers will say:

“He saved others; he cannot save himself. If he is the king of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. He has put his trust in God; now let God rescue him if he wants him. For he did say, «I am God’s son. » (Mt 27: 42-43).

He undoubtedly could have come down from the cross. He could have saved himself. Instead, He chose to embrace suffering till his very last, to offer himself for our salvation. His glory will be revealed later, not now: by his resurrection.


And finally, the third temptation is about power:

“Taking him to a very high mountain, the devil showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. And he said to him, «I will give you all these» (Mt 4:8-9).

He could have ruled on the entire world, and He would certainly have been a just and wise king. He would have improved the human condition. But there is a “if”: “if you fall at my feet and do me homage.” (v.9)

All the power of the world, but accepting this compromise with evil: Jesus then would have served Satan, and not the Father.


Our Lord Jesus Christ chose another way to show his divinity to us: the way of humility, poverty and obedience to the Father; not accepting compromises with the devil, and letting us free to make our own choice of him as Lord and King of our life.

He is not that kind of king that imposes his power or accepts compromises in order to rule, but He is a king who fights for us in the battlefield, till the point of accepting death for our salvation.

Let us then follow our Lord throughout this Lent, let us accompany him on his journey to his Holy Passion, so that we could love and serve him more.