Fifth Week of Lent

Mary and Joseph could not understand why 12-year-old Jesus stayed in Jerusalem after the Passover festival without asking. Years later, when asked for His opinion, the Lord saved a condemned woman by inviting anyone without sin to hurl the first stone at her. After Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, the chief priests and Pharisees feared loss of their authority. We sometimes forge ahead without praying about our plans, even though the Lord knows what we have to gain or lose. When we hardly know what to say, how often do we marvel that Jesus remains on our side?