No one takes [my life] from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again (Jn. 10:18).
Today, when you look upon your Savior on the cross – don’t feel guilty. It isn’t enough. Feel elated, feel loved, feel treasured and valuable. No one takes my life, he said, I lay it down. I lay it down because I love you, and I want to show you who I am; I will show you who you are; I am showing you who we are together.
Jesus is a victim, but a willing one. The greatest love is this, he said, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (Jn. 15:13). Today, accept the friendship offered by the one on the Cross. That is one thing that can make today very Good.