I read something today from Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s book, “Life of Christ,” that was so good, so insightful, that I had to put the book down. It was a reflection on John, Chapter 3. I’m not sure why his words cut me so deep. It was probably because it was so counter-intuitive. We normally perceive a premature death as a tragedy, as a failure to live one’s life to the fullest. Yet, Christ’s death was the beginning of understanding. Nothing He ever said would be as important if it weren’t for His gruesome, tortuous death… His Passion.
I want to share the passage from Archbishop Sheen just in case it might affect others the way it affected me.