It’s embarrassing when we fall flat on our faces in front of others. The dumb word or action that’s our fault or not being shut out for no fault of our own – the wrong accent or clothes. Jesus fell flat in front of the soldiers, in front of people who had believed in him, in front of his mother who still did. He was here because he took risks for others and now falling under the cross is his reward. What must he have felt?
Prayer. Jesus forgive us for the times we have shut others out and refused to help. Help us to look beyond ourselves to be aware of their needs. Teach us to follow you.