Good Friday Reflections 2013

Portuguese artist anonymous- Ecce homo, século XV. Museu da Rainha D. Leonor

Scripture Readings for Good Friday Mass
 The Passion of The Lord are here

What Would I Have Done ?

The ancient Hebrews were so tied by tradition
they couldn’t recognize the Messiah
when he was right there in front of them, 
and he was crucified.

The disciples, who walked and worked with Christ,  
were very afraid of him;
they hoped, but they also doubted,
and they ran that night,
and he was crucified.

The common people mobbed him,
showed him their sicknesses and sores,
and they threw down an aisle of palms for him and sang to him,
and he was crucified.

His family was embarrassed, and stood outside,
and wished he’d come home,
and he was crucified. 

Would we crucify Jesus today?
It’s not a rhetorical question for the mind to play with. 
I believe,
We are each born with a body, a mind, a soul, and a handful of nails.

I believe,
When a man dies, no one has ever found any nails left,
clutched in his hands
or stuffed in his pockets.
From God is No Fool, Lois A. Cheney, Abingdon Press, 1969, pp. 40-41

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My post from Good Friday 2012 is here.

Peter Denies Jesus post here.

Click here for Seven Last Words of Christ  

Christ of St John Of The Cross Salvador Dali

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