April 22, 2011

Once again, here’s a link to a devotional series I’ve written on The Seven Last Words of Christ. This would be fitting for Good Friday reflections. May the peace of Christ be with you. Read more

April 22, 2011

The Thirteenth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross Luke 23:44-47 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,  while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last.  When the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God and said, “Certainly this… Read more

April 21, 2011

The Twelfth Station: Jesus on the Cross, His Mother, and His Disciple John 19:25-27 Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.  When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.”  Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his… Read more

April 20, 2011

The Eleventh Station: Jesus Promises His Kingdom to the Good Thief Luke 23:39-43 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”  But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?  And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.”  Then… Read more

April 19, 2011

The Tenth Station: Jesus is Crucified Luke 23:33-4, 47 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide his clothing. When the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent.” Reflection According to… Read more

April 18, 2011

I have just reconfigured a devotional series I wrote a couple of years ago: The Seven Last Words of Christ: Reflections for Holy Week. This seven-part series is based on the seven last “words” (sayings) of Jesus from the cross. Read more

April 18, 2011

The Ninth Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem Luke 23:27-31 A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him. But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For the days are surely coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that… Read more

April 17, 2011

The Eighth Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross Luke 23:26 As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus. Reflection What a shock this must have been for Simon! After traveling almost 1000 miles from Cyrene in northern Africa to Jerusalem (Cyrene is in northern Africa, where Libya is today.), he found the… Read more

April 16, 2011

If you are just joining this blog series on The Stations of the Cross, you can find the whole series to this point here.  As of Holy Saturday (April 23, 2011), this same link will be a permalink to the entire devotional series on The Stations of the Cross. Read more

April 16, 2011

The Seventh Station: Jesus Takes Up the Cross Mark 15:20 After mocking him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him. Reflection Jesus had said this would happen. For quite some time he had predicted his suffering and death. The first time came right after Peter confessed him to be the Messiah. Jesus responded: “The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by… Read more

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