Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday Reflections


“So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.” John 19: 16-18 




Today as you reflect on the Passion of our Lord, I wanted to share with you two reflections on Good Friday - mine from last year and Blessed Is She's from this year.  Here are some excerpts:


Jesus Has Ouchies:

"It really struck me the first time J [kissed what she calls Jesus's "ouchies" on the Crucifix]…and it still does every time.  She expresses both sadness and happiness when she sees the Cross.  What all does she understand?  I don’t know.  She’s too young to truly know what we're talking about, but what shines forth from her is that child-like faith and love.  

So today on this Good Friday, we can take a lesson from this innocent faith:  Sorrow and love.

We should be sorrowful that our sins are what put Jesus on the Cross.  Every sin we have and ever will commit helped nail Him to the Cross.  But at the same time, we should be joyful that God gave us His Son out of love for us.Continue reading...
 



The Passion of the Lord by Blessed Is She:

"Jesus, as You hung there, bleeding out and breathing Your last, You had us in mind. And not some amorphous mass of humanity, but each one of us, individually sufficient to merit the sacrifice. How?

This love is wild. Beyond all reason. And yet it is the very essence of reason, that You alone would be capable of righting it, of righting us."  Continue reading...




Today is a sorrowful day.  The day Jesus died on the Cross for me, you, all of us.  But it is also Good.  Out of a pure, sacrificial love, He suffered and died on the Cross to redeem us from our sins.  Praise be to God.

May you and your family have a very blessed Easter weekend!



               


*All images from Blessed Is She

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4 comments:

  1. It can be so hard to call it good, yes? But just like our hardest days, our biggest challenges, God at work in them makes them good.

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  2. It is so beautiful to see the compassion of little ones for Our Lord. Although they do not understand fully what He has undergone, they understand that He was suffering and feel sorry to see Him that way.

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  3. Yes! Thank you for sharing that. What an excellent reminder!!! I hope you had a joyous Easter! -Jess

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  4. It is so beautiful to see. It really shows what innocent and loving faith they have. It sure teaches me a lesson! -Jess

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