PRAYER / Lenten Reflection 2005
Passion Sunday, March 20, 2005
A favorite devotion is the seven last words of Jesus. Matthew records only one cry: "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" Jesus really has lost the sense of God’s presence and care. He is not merely piously quoting a psalm (22). Who is pious when in excruciating pain? There are many other verses from this psalm that express hope. He chooses this verse to voice his ultimate self-emptying.
When have you felt betrayed, abandoned--by friends, by God? Share those experiences with Jesus on the cross and hear his cry. How will you comfort him?
Empty us, Jesus, of our self-absorption and self-indulgence. May the fire of your energizing passion spark our deeper commitment to your concerns for your Body suffering in today’s world.
|Contributor: Sister Rea McDonnell|
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Baltimore Province
6401 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21212-1016
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