“Oh, how foolish you are!
How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things
and enter into his glory?”
Often we too are slow to understand that suffering and pain are "part of it," that Christ Jesus is right there drawing us toward glory and more abundant life. The passion always leads to the resurrection. Let us recognize this truth; let us recognize Him.
National Gallery, London.