"Meditate on the Passion of Jesus."
At the end of the First Message, Our Lady tells us to "Meditate on the Passion of Jesus." Do you do this? Do you think about His Passion? Do you consider how much love He has had for you? During His Passion, He thought about you and did it for you.
The Cross seems to be contrary to happiness. Can there be happiness and joy in a situation of extreme pain and suffering, like that of Our Lord's Crucifixion? This mystery is not contrary to happiness. Thanks to the Passion of Jesus, we receive all types of helps and graces, and above all, we receive the hope of salvation.
On the Cross, when the darkness seems to be the strongest, a light appears with the strength and desire to enlighten every man's heart and bring him to the truth. The Cross is light. To see this, we have to look upon and meditate on the Passion of Jesus with faith. On one Palm Sunday, John Paul II encouraged young people by saying to them,