HE HAS FORGIVEN YOU ALL YOUR SINS: Christ has utterly wiped out the damning evidence of broken laws and commandments which always hung over our heads, and has completely annulled it by nailing it over His own head on the Cross. And then, having disarmed all the powers ranged against us, HE exposed them–shattered, empty, and defeated–in HIS final glorious triumphant act. (Colossians 2:13b-15)
When we were younger we used to try to be silent from 12 noon to 3PM on Good Friday. Why, that is when Jesus was nailed to the cross until he died at 3PM. TRY IT, IT IS NOT EASY TO BE SILENT FOR 3 HRS. IF YOU LIVE NEAR A CATHOLIC CHURCH, CHECK IT OUT TO FIND OUT IF THEY ARE HAVING “THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS” AT 3PM. MOST DO, IF THEY CAN. It is interesting and heart breaking to see and listen to what Jesus went through in the14 stations as the people follow what HE went through. You don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate Christ’s suffering and us remembering that HE died for us.
“Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, his mother’s sister Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.” (Jn 19:25)
PRAY THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS TODAY. ASK FOR THE INTERCESSION OF MARY, THE MOTHER OF OUR LORD JESUS.