you gather me in this upper room with your son,
to be fed by your love.
At that supper, Jesus told us to "love one another"
and I know that is the heart of his gift,
his sacrifice for me.
I ask that I might find the source of my own heart,
the meaning for my own life,
in that Eucharist.
Guide me to the fullness of your love and life.
Fourth Sorrowful Mystery
The Carrying of the Cross
I gave my back to those who struck me,
and my cheeks to those
who pulled out my beard... Isaiah 50:6a
I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. Isaiah 50:6b
The Lord God helps me... Isaiah 50:7a
Therefore I have set my face like flint,
and I know that I shall not be put to shame. Isaiah 50:7b
[Jesus Christ] emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness... Philippians 2:7
And being found in human form,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death -
even death on a cross. Philippians 2:8
Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name. Philippians 2:9
So that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend... Philippians 2:10
And every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:11
Let the same mind be in you that
was in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5
+Oh My Jesus+