Backstory on this Good Friday Meditation:
The following poem “In His Eyes” was written while I was a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville. I was having a pretty profound encounter with the Lord during my adoration time in the Portiuncula chapel on campus. As I stared over the details of the crucifix, this poem was created. The Lord was inviting me into His wounds so that I might understand His love for me. Listen as He speaks to you……
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Enter more deeply into the Passion of Christ with this Good Friday Meditation. This reflection, written by contributor Tammi McCarthy, guides readers through the pain and suffering of the crucifixion as well as the love and hope of Christ’s sacrifice.
Simply download your meditation, print, and use on Good Friday or anytime that you need to reflect on Christ’s sacrificial love.
Reflection on Good Friday Meditation:
“Why? Why me, Lord? Why die for me?
This question has come up so many times in my spiritual journey. There are so many areas where I’m failing. So many balls that I’m juggling at one time. It all seems so overwhelming. So many people that I have hurt trying to love.
I’m a terrible disciple, Lord. I fight you over the littlest sacrifices. I fight you for control. I dismiss the power in Your Love. I dismiss the Truth that Your love is enough, and I seek to fill my heart with other less fulfilling loves.
But your crucifix reminds me of a love that I cannot return. It says in Isaiah 43: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name, you are mine.” You call me Beloved. You speak balm over my woundedness. You remind me that I am enough.
You see me, Lord. I am not hidden from Your love. I am not lost or forsaken.
How am I supposed to comprehend a love like that, Lord? I don’t think I can. But I can live in it. I can choose to accept the love that you offer, and I can allow it to change me.
Who is the saint God wants me to be? How was I created to serve you, Lord? What is my call to sainthood?
I will embrace the call, on my heart, to holiness. I will choose to believe that you will continue to reveal these answers to me. You will guide me. You will shape me into the disciple of your heart.
As we mentioned in the podcast: Here is a link to the Divine Mercy Novena that starts today (Good Friday) for you to follow along here.
But you can easily do the Divine Mercy novena prayers daily through Little With Great Love’s Facebook and Instagram stories. So, if you’re not following us there, go do that, and you can say the prayers with us each day through our stories found on those social media platforms.
slaapkamer kopenApril 6, 2021 at 5:07 am
Nicolas RANDRIAMAMONJY, SJ introduces us to the Meditation with the Readings of Good Friday: Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Psalms 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-17, 25; Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42 Every year we celebrate the mystery of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We have forty days to prepare ourselves for this very special experience. I would call it the experience of true love manifested on Good Friday. Love, as far as we understand, is a free gift from God. It is the essence and engine of our life. Love is the only greatest thing which can make our life full of joy. In other words, we cannot live without love. Love leads us to respect one another and acknowledge one another as who we are. It is the engine which pushes us to open our hearts and welcome others in our lives. In this sense, love enables us to create a better world, a better society full of joy and happiness. Love is about sharing what we have: our time, and joys. It is about sharing who we are: our smile, generosity, and compassion.
slaapkamer setApril 7, 2021 at 8:50 pm
Love is a decision, a leaning towards others. Love is not selfishness, it is about seeking what is good for others without waiting for reward. It is a free given gift of the best of ourselves for the good of others. Love leads us to live like a candle which melts little by little by giving light to others. Jesus through his passion, manifested his greatest love for us. He, with his Father, took the decision to come down from heaven for us. Through his miracles, he shows us the love of God and His desire to save us from sins and suffering. He came to share His time, His life, His joy, His graces with us. He wanted to create for us a better world, a better society and a better life where everybody feels loved. For these reasons Jesus did not hesitated to go through his passion. He came for you. He loves you and he wants you to be happy. He offers you a better life in him. He gave his life for you!