Tuesday of Holy Week
March 30, 2021
A Little While
Life is short. We met yesterday and it could be the last time. We will go to bed tonight and we are not sure we will get up tomorrow morning. With Coronavirus pandemic, there are so many young and old loved ones passed away silently and quickly in front of our eyes.
Today Jesus said to his disciples, “My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.” In a few more days, we will experience the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus. Some of us have a privilege to prepare for the death of our loved ones before they die and be able to learn about their wishes and love. I had a privilege to be with my father in West Jefferson Hospital in New Orleans for 10 days and nights before he passed away 10 years ago. It was a blessing for me. I felt peace and intimate with my dad even though we did not speak much during his cancer treatment. It was painful for him and I was there with him.
Jesus answered Peter, “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, though you will follow later.” Jesus lies down his life for the love of us. He is willing to give his death away. His love is enormous and forever. He assures us that we will be with him because he goes in order to prepare for us. We should not be so sad and hopeless because one of our loved ones has to go before us.
Trust in God. Trust in Jesus’ Words. Live fully our lives now. Celebrate our lives every day. Help each other with honor and joy. Then, God will be so happy to see us one day in heaven.
Question: Are you ready to give your death away yet? If not, are you willing to live your life so that you can die for others one day?