Have you ever said to yourself, “What do I have to do?” Thought, “How many times do I have to repeat myself for it to sink in?” Screamed quietly or loudly in an empty room, “What is it going to take to get my point across?” Jesus had healed the sick, restored sight to the blind, and he wore himself out preaching good news to the poor traveling throughout his country, but it wasn’t enough. He knew he had to give them more, even to those who were with him daily. He believed he had to suffer and be broken for them to finally get the point. So he turned to Jerusalem, and traveled the journey of no return.
During Lent we have been fasting, praying, meditating, and engaging in introspection and performing good deeds. Is it enough? As we approach Easter is there a journey to Jerusalem in your future? Is there a hurt that still needs forgiven, an apology still unmade, a visit to a family member, or a reconciliation that remains. We ask at this point in Lent,”is it enough?” Then we make the step toward our own Jerusalem and beyond.