Friday, March 30, 2018
Jesus on the Cross, His mother and his disciple
At the cross of Jesus a group of women and John
- Jesus' last gift and duty, to care for his mother
"Woman, this is your son."
"This is your Mother"
- So we too pray "and at the hour of our death"
- The new family of faithful disciples of Jesus
Let us dwell on the words: "Behold your son."
a new community is born:
a family for everyone
"My God, my God why have you forsaken me?"
"It is finished"
loved to the end
Jesus dies on the cross - bereft of any consolation
Jesus hands back his spirit to the Father
The divine mission is fulfilled
From his pierced side blood and water flowed
Let us pray in union with Jesus,
Into your Hands, O Lord, I commend my Spirit.