Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday Mini-Meditation

“Crucify Him, Crucify Him!” During today's reading of the Passion of Jesus from the Gospel of St. John, those words fell to the congregation to recite. I don't like to say them. I don't like to put myself in the place of the chief priests and guards, who were the original speakers of those horrible words. But, as Father said in his homily today, our sins are truly what crucified Jesus. When we sin, our actions yell “Crucify Him, Crucify Him!”

Dear Jesus, please forgive us for the times when we have crucified You by our sins. Please help us to remember the gravity and horror of sin so that we may think before we act and not hurt You any more. Amen.

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