I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me...From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
We remember today Padre Pio, visibly, painfully marked by the wounds of Jesus. This was his unique privilege.
In a far less dramatic but nevertheless quite real way, each of us bear our own wounds, unseen but very real. And our wounds too are Jesus’ wounds. The Lord would not have it otherwise. We too are marked with him, for him.