In today’s gospel we see Jesus talking about his own suffering and death.  He sees himself as the son who was rejected and finally killed. Yet even in such tragedy, he was so tuned in to God that he could see God’s hand in it all and say with the psalmist: It was the Lord who did this, and we find it marvelous to behold. Do we have a discerning spirit developed through prayer and the sacraments which will help us see the hand of God in our own lives?