We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
The crowd had gone; the noise had stopped,
I stood quietly with one of Jesus’ friends
and looked up at the dead body of our Saviour, my Son.
Then two men took the body from the Cross
and placed it in my arms.
A deep sorrow engulfed my being.
Yet, I also felt deep joy.
Life had ended cruelly for my Son,
but it had also brought life to all of us.
Let us pray: I knew this had to be, and I prayed silently. Lord, your Passion has ended. Yet, it still goes on whenever I choose sin over you. I have done my part in your Crucifixion and now, my Saviour, I beg your forgiveness with all my heart. Help me to live a life worthy of you and your Mother.
Let me mingle tears with thee, Mourning Him who mourned for me, All the days that I may live.
Illustration by Jan Hearn ©
Posted by Fr Tomas