Grace: To stay with Jesus in his suffering and humiliation, borne on behalf of my sins and the sins of humanity. Text for Prayer: John: 19: 1-5 Reflection: The image of the scourged Christ is often associated with Holy Week and the Passion. Such an image usually portrays Christ, bare from the waist up, a… Read more »
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Grace: I ask for a real sense of sorrow, anguish, and even tears because of all that Christ has suffered for me. Material for contemplation: review the whole Passion Reflection: Today is a day for remembering, for reflecting on what has happened over these past few days. After the intense experience of Thursday night and… Read more »
Grace: A deep desire to have sorrow and compassion for Jesus, to suffer with Him because He is going to His Passion for me. Text for Prayer: Mt. 27:27-50 Reflection: In today’s passage from Matthew’s Gospel, we are confronted by the scandal of a God who stoops so low as to allow Himself to be stripped… Read more »
Grace: shame and confusion at how the Lord enters into His humiliation for my sake. Text for Prayer: Mt 27:27-31 Reflection: “God mounts his throne to shouts of joy,” the Psalmist writes. Jesus mounts His throne on the Cross, revealing to us a new kind of king. There are indeed shouts, but these shouts from… Read more »