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In today’s Gospel from the Mass (Luke 9:22-25), Jesus discloses that He is living in the Shadow of the Cross:

[22]  [Jesus said to His disciples], “The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” [23]  And he said to all, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.  [24] For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it.  [25] For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? “

Christ’s words demonstrate both His Divine Omniscience but also His human courage as He lives in the Shadow of the Cross:

As we read and study Scripture and participate in the Liturgy, especially during Lent, we should never forget that Christ is journeying to the Cross and He knows what the Cross means.

During the Incarnation, Christ walks in the Shadow of the Cross.  Today, so do we.