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Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

This is a hard day as we are aware of Jesus' agony. There is nothing to do but wait and try to be with Jesus. He has been nailed to the cross from nine in the morning to noon so his death is approaching.  Pagola writes that these are the hardest moments as "his body is being deformed by its own weight, the anguish of his progressive asphyxiation is growing. Little by little he is losing blood and strength. His eyes can barely see. Nothing reaches him from outside himself except for an occasional taunt, and the cries of despair and anger from the men who are dying beside him. Soon the convulsions will begin, then the final gasp for air. It is finished with a last cry from the cross. Jesus has given his life for us, to show us how much he loves us.

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