Christ sacrificed the honor and good name that were His due and instead chose to suffer endless humiliations, slights, misunderstandings, rebuffs.
- His relatives did not approve and believe in Him.
- His townsmen tried to throw Him over a cliff.
- His neighbors cried, “He has a devil.” They called Him a glutton and wine-bibber.
- His disciples misunderstood and misinterpreted His words and actions so that He was cut to the Heart.
To all appearances, His Life was a failure.
Mother Patricia O’Connor, CDS
Founding Superior, Friend, Guide