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HOLY WEEK: Good Friday
LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: We enter the liturgy on Good Friday in silence. There isn’t any “gathering rite.” As we on this second, we’ve by no means have left the ability of lately and nights of Holy Week. The first act of the liturgy is for the Presider and ministers to put face down earlier than the cross, in silence. As with all liturgical rituals, that invitations us to put prostrate earlier than the cross as nicely. That takes some preparation. We can put together to start the Good Friday celebration by reflecting upon ourselves laying there – with all the emotions that at the present time calls for. What can we really feel earlier than the Cross? Awe, gratitude, guilt, powerlessness? Perhaps I too want to put face down and say “I do know that is completed for me!
MEDITATION OF THE DAY: Today is a day when illusions about this religion and this Lord get nailed to the Cross. The crucified Christ is crucified due to all of the expectations, hopes and illusions of others. It is a profound second that culminates with Jesus surrendering to His Father. In this second Jesus exhibits us the one technique to comply with which is in full give up to the decision of the Father.
We have a option to embrace that actuality or to proceed as disciples of illusions the place we predict we perceive God; we predict we all know ourselves and people round us. We plan our lives and are shocked when these plans fall by. We impose our wills on God and even say we all know His plans.
On the Cross there aren’t any illusions. He is killed for our sake, so we might know life and reality not phantasm. He merely did the need of the Father…with out illusions. Today is a day to come back head to head with some onerous realizations
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Father, look with love on us your individuals. We ask for the identical love which our Lord Jesus Christ confirmed us when he delivered himself up and suffered the agony of the cross, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN
Lenten Discipline: On Good Friday the disciplines name for a solemn quick from Sunrise to Sunset for those that can or a easy quick the abstaining of 1 meal. It additionally calls for the abstention of meat. At the very least we should always abstain from that which we delight on this day. It can also be applicable to make the Stations of the Cross. The Stations are a sample to help us in seeing anew that our freedom and therapeutic is shut at hand.
ANCIENT WORDS/FUTURE HOPE: ” In the Cross is salvation, within the Cross is life, within the Cross is safety from our enemies, within the Cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness, within the Cross is strength of will, within the Cross is pleasure of spirit, within the Cross is the peak of advantage, within the Cross is perfection of sanctity. There isn’t any salvation of the soul, nor hope of eternal life, however within the Cross. – St. Thomas á Kempis,