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By Michael Seagriff

4/18/2014 (1 year ago)

Harvesting the Fruits of contemplation (harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/)

This is not just another Friday. This is Good Friday

This is not just another Friday. This is Good Friday. Will that fact make any difference in the way we live this day?

Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.

Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.

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By Michael Seagriff

Harvesting the Fruits of contemplation (harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/)

4/18/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: Good Friday, Reflection


CANASTOTA, NY - For far too many of us, today will likely pass much like any other Friday - a mad rush to get to the weekend. with little thought of He Who made usand whose sacrificial and brutal death redeemed us. Where is our gratitude?


Unforgettable

This the day so long foretold
This the day of justice lacking
This the day of man's ingratitude
This the day of cowardice and fear
This the day of torture and sorrow
This the day of darkness and death
This the day of horror and pain
This the day of weeping women
This the day of uncaring masses
This the day sin prevailed
This the day of little light
This the day that mirrored night
This the day so profound and tragic
This the day of death and new life
This the day with kiss betrayed
This the day Your apostles fled
This the day Peter knew You not
This the day the cock crowed thrice
This the day of whips and chains
This the day of piercing thorns
This the day of spittle, stones and splintered wood
This the day Your cross bearing
This the day of multiple falls
This the day of Simon's helping hand
This the day of Veronica's veil
This the day of human slaughter
This the day your mother sobbed
This the day Your limbs dislocated
This the day hammers struck the nail
This the day of severed nerves
This the day hands and feet fastened to a tree
This the day my sins held You there
This the day You gasped for air
This the day You hung in writhing pain
This the day of unquenchable thirst
This the day your Sacred Heart pierced
This the day blood and water flowed from Your side
This the day even You felt forsaken
This the day Your blood watered the soil
This the day one thief entered paradise
This the day another rejected Your offer
This the day Your killers forgiven
This the day You reopened the gates
This the day You died for me
This the day our sins forgiven
This the day of transforming grace
This the day we must always remember

Let us pray and never forget those in need 





 

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