"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole." —Isaiah 53:5–7
Dear Lord, what a great mystery that you would come as a Messiah who suffers. Like Joseph the Patriarch, who was betrayed, sold, imprisoned, and became a savior to his people, so you enter our human condition and subject yourself to the suffering that brings about our salvation. Help me to respond to this gift of salvation with even greater devotion to you.