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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Wednesday of Holy Week

April 4, 2007

Psalm 69 in today's Liturgy says:
Insult has broken my heart,
and I am weak,
I looked for sympathy,
but there was none;
for consolers, not one
could I find.
Lord, I want to be with you, to console you by my love.
There seems nothing more than I can say,
but ask the grace to stay with you today.
Last year I was in Chile and had the grace of a four-day retreat from Holy Thursday to Easter Monday. One of my RSCJ cousins died on Holy Thursday and the Provincial of Chile called to tell me before the evening liturgy. It was cold on the shore of the Pacific but I spent hours just looking at the ocean and contemplating God's great love for each of us and feeling grief.

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