Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday Contemplations

"Does God really love us? I say look to the crucified Jesus. Look to the old rugged cross. By every thorn that punctured His brow. By every mark of the back lacerating scourge. By every hair of his beard plucked from his cheeks by cruel fingers. By very bruise which heavy fists made upon His head. God said, "I love you!" By all the spit that landed on his face. By every drop of sinless blood that fell to the ground. By every breath of pain which Jesus drew upon the cross. By every beat of His loving heart. God said, I love you. "
Billy Lobbs


BooKikay said...

Love is the only force in the world which can make pain bearable, and it makes it more bearable by transforming it into the joy of sacrifice.

Now, if the cross of pain can be transmuted into the gold of sacrifice by the alchemy of love, the less the sense of pain, and the keener our joy of sacrifice. But there is no love greater than the love of Him who laid down His life for His friends. Hence, the more intensely we love His holy purposes, the more zealous we are for His kingdom, the more devoted we are to the greater glory of Our Lord and Saviour, the more we will rejoice in any sacrifice that will bring even a single soul to His Sacred Heart.

*The Eternal Galilean*
*Fulton J. Sheen*

EM said...

Thanks for the beautiful thought to ponder and take into heart.

Have a Blessed Easter Bookikay!