We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
What greater pain is there for a mother
than to see her Son die right before her eyes!
I, who had brought this Saviour into the world
and watched Him grow, stood helplessly beneath his Cross
as He lowered His head and died.
His earthly anguish was finished, but mine was greater than ever.
Yet, this had to be and I had to accept it,
so I stood by and I mourned silently.
Let us pray: My Jesus, have mercy on me for what my sins have done to you and to others.
I thank you for your great act of love. You have said that true love is laying down your life for your friends.
Let me always be your friend. Teach me to live my life for others, and not fail you again.
Let me share with thee His pain, Who for all our sins was slain, Who for me in torments died.
Illustration by Jan Hearn ©
Posted by Fr Tomas