WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK, March 28, 2018  WORD of the DAY   The Lord GOD is my help, therefore, I am not disgraced; Therefore, I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame. (Isaiah 50: 7) How shall I live this Word? This text prophetically describes Jesus state of soul in the imminence of His Passion.  The hour has come, and Jesus knows this.  His identity as a man who is totally such, as He is fully God, allows Him, we can say, to ‘foresee’ the insults, the terrible mistreatment, the serious offenses that will accompany Him throughout the course of His suffering and death.  The illustrative prophecy of what will then be fully realized is so horrible that it can reduce a person to the land of black despair.  What then, prevents Jesus from falling into the waters of this desperation?  The key to understanding this is: “God is my help”. This assertion marks with great force the moment when Jesus had to face that horror. It is like the rock that Jesus will speak about of the house built on it, that not even the...