"Today is not a day... it is a day when there is nothing....The Son of God is dead..."
The Son of Man, the Son of God dies for our sins. Behold the day of salvation, the day of vindication, the day of death, of suffering. The day of death, yet the day of life to those who will believe. It appears that Satan and his darkness has prevailed...
Seven Last Words of Christ:
"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."
Christ has a heart of endless mercy... He forgives up to the very moment of his death. Every once of His Precious Blood, poured out for you, and for me. Let us resolve never to sin again-for sin hurts the Heart of Christ so intensely. Each sin is like and thorn in Christ's head.
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Have we ever felt downcast, or despaired? Christ is there to console our hearts.
"Woman, behold your son!" Then he said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!"
John the Apostle represents us, at the foot of the Cross, Christ commands us to behold the tender face of OUR Mother. Some people think this verse is simply Christ carrying for his Mother. It is that, but it is so much more. Christ gives Mary to US!!!! What a powerful, friend and intercessor! AD CHRISTO PER MARIAM! TO CHRIST THOUGH MARY!
Jesus thirsts -------- For SOULS!!!!! What is the things Christ died for? What does he care about most? OUR SOULS AND THE SOULS OF OTHERS!!! If we truly are the friends of Christ let us gain souls for him though HIS CHURCH!
"Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
Jesus forgives the good thief at his moment of death! That is hope for our fallen away friends and family members who have left Christ's Church!
"It is finished!"
The life of Christ-The reason He came- is about to end.
"Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit."
All Creation was at a stand still- when Christ died on the Cross- for our sins.
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA STARTS ON GOOD FRIDAY! HERE IS THE LINK: http://thedivinemercy.org/novenas/prayer.php?nid=39&redirect=
|Eight of the eleven Cardinal-electors from the United States. L-R are|
Cardinal Justin Rigali, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Cardinal Francis George, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Cardinal Roger Mahony, Cardinal O'Brien. Not pictured American Cardinals voting are: Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal James Harvey, and Cardinal William Levada.