trials

BEFORE THE CROSS | Glory is manifested equally in trials and victory

They plotted to kill him.

Four times, in one form or another, that phrase comes up in this week's readings. It's used in reference to the prophet Jeremiah, Jesus, Joseph and his coat of many colors, and finally the son of the landowner in one of Jesus' parables.

It raises a question for us: How do we think of "glory?"

Often, when we think of glory, we're only thinking of victory: the victory of an athletic team, success at a job, the glory of the Resurrection.

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