We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
As they threw Jesus on the Cross,
He willingly allowed himself to be nailed.
As they punctured His hands and His feet,
I felt the pain in my heart.
Then they lifted up the Cross.
There He was, my Son, whom I love so much, being scorned
as He struggled for the last few moments of earthly life.
But I knew this had to be,
So I stood by and prayed silently.
Let us pray: Lord, what pain you endured for me. And what pain your Mother went through, seeing her only Son die for love of me! Yet, both you and She are ready to forgive me as soon as I repent of my sin.
Help me, Lord, to turn away from my sinfulness.
Holy Mother, pierce me through! In my heart each wound renew, of my Saviour crucified.
Illustration by Jan Hearn ©
Posted by Fr Tomas