So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
Easter confronts me with my weakness. Jesus begged his friends to stay awake and pray, but they kept falling into slumber. I can't even be at peace with people I love. Sometimes I don't want to bother trying.
Did Jesus ever think that Easter was too much effort, all too hard? Again and again I need to remember that reaching out to me was costly. It hurt.
That he is with me as I choose to pick up my cross. Not so I can pat myself on the back, but so I can know that I am not alone.