During Holy Week, the last week of Lent, we follow Jesus through his Passion and Death to be with him as he gives his life for us. Then we, who enter into his suffering, are able to rejoice with him on Easter Sunday.
Suffering is everywhere; the Heart of Jesus is full of compassion. He knows what wars are doing to this world of ours. He knows about those who are dying of hunger, the homeless, the sick, and he knows the evil that exists in our world. He is with us in all our sufferings.
We have this week to remember what he went through to show us how he loved us and to redeem us. He laid down his life so that we may have life - eternal life.