“Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted” As we begin this wonderful and wonder filled season of Lent and Easter, we have many opportunities to pause and reflect upon our lives. One of those opportunities is to participate in the “Stations of the Cross.” If one really accepts the mood and the flavor of this final walk with Jesus, we can actually mourn the loss with Mary, His mother and the other followers present on that day. It is good for us to be there, to put ourselves into the scene as Jesus suffers along the way. We can try to imagine the pain, agony and suffering that Jesus felt, but we really never can. We can fall to the ground with Him. We can be stripped of our dignity. We can cry out as our hands and feet are cruelly nailed to the cross. We can accept the will of the Father…or not. We can do all these things but can we “Forgive them for they know not what they do?” If we can, then even though we mourn, we shall be comforted on Easter morning when His glory shines on us and we say: “Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory!”
A peaceful Lent to all, Deacon Steve
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October 24, 2020
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