This is a solemn day in the Christian calendar — one that forces us to reflect on the meaning of sacrifice and our own role in the world.

Thinking on the cross and Good Friday, I can only echo the words of the Apostle Paul in Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our LORD Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

This is a time when I ask myself what more I can do to spread God’s Word. Have I done enough to protect the weak and those unable to defend themselves? Am I doing all that I can to promote Christian values?

It isn’t hard to see where the threats to faith and family come from now. The difficulty comes in having the courage to oppose those forces and the resources to keep up the fight, no matter how hard it might be.

That’s why we worked so hard to get Justice Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court — so that we might end up with a justice system willing to defend life and religious freedom. It’s also why we continue to fight on in Texas and everywhere else that Christian values are being dismantled in pursuit of a Godless political agenda.

Today is a somber day, but God reminds us that we are never to despair. Yes, we have known sorrow and defeat. But today is also a day of hope, a reminder that we will prevail in the end if only we have faith.