Every day for years, a man visited his wife in the nursing home. She suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. With each day, she slipped further and further away in the fog of dementia. Every day, he would feed her lunch. He would sit with her and show her the pictures of their children.
This husband’s faithfulness to his wife contrasts sharply with the betrayals recounted in today’s Gospel. But both stories remind us of an important reality that love means opening ourselves up to hurt.
“The gospels of Holy Week illustrate the hope that such love is worth the risk, and the unconditional love that is of God will ultimately heal the broken heart, overcome the betrayal, and bridge the deepest chasm,” says Father Jerry. See much more in today’s new video above.