Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Luke 23:33-34 - Jesus is Nailed To The Cross

Scripture Luke 23:33-34

And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left.

And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." …..

Reflection - 11th Station – Jesus is Nailed To The Cross

Wounded, mangled, made to bleed, You consent to the violent attack of the hammer.

Patient in Your agony, You allow the cruel penetration of Your Body to make us one with You.

You give Bread of life to fill us as You receive our nails.
From Your love You bleed.
For love of us, for love of the Father, the Child bleeds for the children.
Brother bleeds for the brother who is killing Him.

You become one with the cross, absorbing completely the burden of sin, allowing it to permeate You – all the rage and loneliness and anxiety and despair and hatred and lust and greed and incessant lies of all mankind through all the ages, sinking into You, filling You up.

You are bombarded with poison and still You love.

Source: Meditations on the Stations of the Cross www.feastofsaints.com

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