“Then a voice came from heaven, ‘I have glorified it and will glorify it again.’ The crowd there heard it and said it was thunder; but others said, ‘An angel has spoken to him.’ Jesus answered and said, ‘This voice did not come for my sake but for yours. Now is the time of judgment on this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.’ He said this indicating the kind of death he would die.”
Jesus habitually acknowledges the events of his life as being for others, even as he approaches his final days.
How “others centered” are you?
If you desire it, ask for the same grace for yourself.
Heritage word—“How sensitive are (you) to those who are crushed under the weight of suffering and death?”
(Sr. Mary Sujita, 9th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)