Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

I wanted to share with you my Good Friday morning reflection. It's such a heart-wrenching experience to remember Christ's passion today and to be mindful of the price He paid for our salvation. If only we would not forget this in the business of life.

Sometimes we go through difficulties and trials and ask "why Lord"? But Jesus Himself, in His passion showed us that terrible things that happen, if allowed by God, always have a purpose, though we need to wait in hope and faith that the purpose be made known to us.

Troubles are not given to us by God. They're usually consequences of failings and bad decisions from our own or others' free will.

Seen with eyes of faith, all things work for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28) and this is seen in the Cross' victory!

From the Christian Seder Meal...
Therefore, it is our duty to thank, praise, laud, glorify, extol bless exalt and adore Him Who did all of these miracles for our fathers and for ourselves. He has brought us forth from slavery to freedom, from sorrow to joy, from mourning to festive day, from darkness to a great light, and from subjection to redemption.
(full prayers here)

Doing the stations of the cross in Lourdes via internet is also helpful in "walking through" the last hours of Jesus' life. Click here

Snippets from the movie "Passion of Christ" are here for us to reflect on as well.

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