Jesus Before Pilate, James Tissot (1836-1902)
First Interview (Jésus devant Pilate. Premier entretien).
gouache over graphite on gray wove paper
between 1886 and 1894
[Jesus] humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:8
In all times God walks with us through fear, pain, uncertainty, sorrow, and grief. Our part is to trust God’s will, trust God’s vision, trust God’s love, trust God is with us.
Today I will accept that this is a time of illness and isolation. I will ask God to show me God’s will for me and for the grace to carry it out.
Do not be afraid of human weakness. Do not be afraid to call out to God from the depths of vulnerability.
Blame, anger, despair, abandonment: give voice to it all. Bow your head and give it all to the Lord.
We have our model in Jesus.
And at three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice,
“Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”
which is translated,
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mark 15:34