The Meekness of the Cross: Trusting the Father in Truth (Lent I homily on the Jesus’ Temptation in the Desert)
Jesus resists the temptation to deliver himself in his own strength. Instead, he trusts in the Father’s plan for deliverance, which will ultimately take place through the cross. This is the Scriptural principle of meekness in action—Jesus does not take a shortcut to power but trusts in God alone. The challenge for each of us is to likewise trust in the Father’s plan by being sons in the Son.
Part I of a three-part series on the message of the cross in our lives: - The meekness of the cross - The majesty of the cross - The morality of the cross