Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

How did Jesus manage to do it all? He fed crowds, cured the multitudes, gave up sleep, delivered long discourses, and more. What was the power within him? It was his ever-present relationship with his Father. Son of the Father was his identity. His experience of his Father, his Abba, grounded Jesus, giving him his purpose and energy.

Being a son or daughter of the Father is our identity, too. We need to deepen this relationship by turning to the Father in every need, turning to the Father in gratitude, turning to the Father even when we feel abandoned but acknowledging we are held by the Father’s loving embrace. Rooted in our relationship to the Father, we can trust. And in the trust we feel the energy to keep up.

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