Jesus explains that God will always be with us through good and hard times!
Gospel Reflection for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s gospel, Jesus tells his disciples about his passion and death. This scared the disciples, and they did not want to hear about it because they loved Jesus, and did not want Him to die. Peter was only human, and when he tries to argue with Jesus, Jesus tells him, “You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”
Jesus then reminds us, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” If we want to follow Jesus, we have to accept our sufferings and offer them to Jesus. Following Jesus is hard, but we have to accept the good times and the hard times. We will never suffer alone.