The Way of the Cross is also the way to life; this a real Christian should never forget.”
Michael Quoist


BUILT WITH BOLDGRID

  • Daily Mass Readings
    Available HERE
  • Action
    Listen to the song,  hear the Passion of the Christ coming through in its tone and see if it can help you identify more closely with Jesus on the Cross
  • Prayer
    BEHOLD, o good and most sweet Jesus, I fall upon my knees before You, and with most fervent desire beg and beseech You that You would impress upon my heart a lively sense of faith, hope and charity, true repentance for my sins, and a firm resolve to make amends. And with deep affection and grief, I reflect upon Your five wounds, having before my eyes that which Your prophet David spoke about You , o good Jesus: “They have pierced my hands and feet, they have counted all my bones.”
    Amen.
  • Stations of the Cross
    By French priest Michael Quoist, these  Stations were first published in 1954.  They have retained their freshness  and capacity to inspire.

Hurt


I first saw this video “Hurt”  (Just click the image above ) on a Good Friday, quite by accident. It captures  for me the hurt of the The Passion in an entirely unexpected way. The words are not exactly on point, but the pain  that comes through the visuals/lyrics/tune/voice combination is breath catching, rather than breath taking. The impact is compounded by  Johnny Cash’s obvious frailty; in fact both he and his wife, who featured briefly on the video, were dead within 7 months. 

We like to think of our initiation into the Christian life only in terms of the joyful connection to Jesus returned from the dead, and are tempted to sidestep the demands that we don’t like about the life of faith. However, we are are invited to resist that temptation and and along with the resurrection to embrace the Cross when we are reborn in Baptism

 

 

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