For we do not have a high priest
who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
but one who has similarly been tested in every way,
yet without sin.
So let us confidently approach the throne of grace
to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help. ~ Hebrews 4: 14 – 16
What would I do without the faithful hearts of friends? Those hurt and bleeding from their own wounds, bent from the weight of their own crosses, yet who immediately and unhesitatingly reach out to help brethren pilgrims who have fallen and cannot get up. Who leave their own wounds to tend to mine. Who carry my cross when I can’t.
Who give from their own poverty.
Where would I be without these souls who in love and tenderness mirror our High Priest, Jesus?
Where would I be without this love born of pain and suffering?
For it is this love that shines the light I need to see the Throne of Grace. When I would have shied away in doubt and anguish, it is this love that in loving insistence takes my hand and firmly sets me before Grace and Mercy supreme.
It is time to approach the Throne for them, my brethren bound to me through the shared journeys of grey and gold, sorrow and joy.
Jesus, I place these souls in Your Divine Heart. Grant each one the graces most needed for what lies before them, in the hours, days and years to come.
Blood and Water,
Heart of Jesus,
I trust in You.