True power comes from the renunciation of power. True justice comes from following Jesus first and politics second.
If we ever feel alone in our suffering, we need only look to the Cross.
As we enter more deeply into this season of Lent, let’s pray to God that he might grant us the grace to follow him to the Cross, whatever the Cross might be in our lives. Let us pray for the grace to do the hard thing, because it is in these little sufferings and sacrifices that we will find our closeness to Jesus and our salvation.
The truth is often uncomfortable and makes us want to run away. But the truth of the cross, both Jesus' and ours, is that it is redemptive and sanctifying.