(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love)
" “If you don’t behave as you believe you will end by believing as you behave.” – Venerable Fulton Sheen

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday Reflection

This is not just another Friday. This is Good Friday. Will that fact make any difference in the way we live this day? 

For far too many of us, today will likely pass much like any other Friday - a mad rush to get to the weekend with little thought of He Who made us and whose sacrificial and brutal death redeemed us. Where is our gratitude?

Unforgettable


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This the day so long foretold

This the day of justice lacking

This the day of man’s ingratitude

This the day of cowardice and fear


This the day of torture and sorrow

This the day of darkness and death

This the day of horror and pain

This the day of weeping women


This the day of uncaring masses

This the day sin prevailed

This the day of little light

This the day that mirrored night


This the day so profound and tragic

This the day of death and new life

This the day with kiss betrayed

This the day Your apostles fled


This the day Peter knew You not

This the day the cock crowed thrice

This the day of whips and chains

This the day of piercing thorns


This the day of spittle, stones and splintered wood

This the day Your cross bearing

This the day of multiple falls

This the day of Simon’s helping hand


This the day of Veronica’s veil

This the day of human slaughter

This the day Your mother sobbed

This the day Your limbs dislocated


This the day hammers struck the nails

This the day of severed nerves

This the day hands and feet fastened to a tree

This the day my sins held You there


This the day You gasped for air

This the day You hung in writhing pain

This the day of unquenchable thirst

This the day Your Sacred Heart pierced


This the day blood and water flowed from Your side

This the day even You felt forsaken

This the day Your blood watered the soil

This the day one thief entered paradise

This the day another rejected Your offer


This the day your killers forgiven

This the day You reopened the gates

This the day You died for me

This the day our sins forgiven



This the day of transforming grace



This the day we must always remember



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