There is one small, but significant detail
in John’s account of what transpired in Calvary
that is worth noting and praying about.
Read this short passage prayerfully.
When the heart of Jesus was pierced,
what issued was not only blood, but also water.
Many different interpretations have been given to this,
but here’s one:
On the cross, the Lord left nothing for Himself.
Out of love and mercy for us,
His heart emptied itself completely.
Good Friday is about
the emptied heart of Jesus.
How do you feel about this?
What does it mean for you
to be the recipient of a love
that empties itself for you?
Spend a moment of silence
thinking about this and praying about this,
allowing its meaning to reveal itself to you.