Fr. José María García. Today, Good Friday, is a day of total surrender and sacrifice…a day on which, in the gesture of yesterday, the gesture of Jesus doing the work of a slave, kneeling before us to wash the dirt from our feet, is made absolute; He allows himself to be raised on the cross of scandal, making himself undesirable to his contemporaries, and He does this for our unfaithfulness and sins…for our most authentic and tangible weaknesses…and thus frees us from them. His love of complete servitude has freed us…
Today, I want to thank all those who accompanied me in prayer and solidarity, by sharing with you that the diagnosis that the doctors in Madrid gave me is that I have a kind of lymphoma that does not require chemotherapy; it is chronic and will, therefore, require frequent tests to watch how it develops.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR GESTURES OF FRIENDSHIP AND PROXIMITY that made it possible for me to face this process with trust and a positive spirit and, I am convinced, have given with this moment of “liberation.”
United with all of you and making your intentions mine, I wish you a blessed Easter.
Translation: Sarah-Leah Pimentel, Pretoria, South Africa – schoenstatt.org