God of such unwavering love,
how do I "celebrate"
the passion and death of Jesus?
I often want to look the other way
and not watch,
not stay with Jesus in his suffering.
Give me the strength
to see his love with honesty and compassion
and to feel deeply
your own forgiveness and mercy for me.
Help me to understand
how to "celebrate" this week.
I want be able to bring
my weaknesses and imperfections with me
as I journey with Jesus this week,
so aware of his love.
The Second Sorrowful Mystery
The Scourging at the Pillar
Why are your robes red,
and your garments like theirs
who tread the wine press? Isaiah 63:2
I have trodden the wine press alone,
and from the peoples no one was with me. Isaiah 63:3
I looked, but there was no helper;
I stared, but there was no one to sustain me. Isaiah 63:5
I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord,
the praiseworthy acts of the Lord. Isaiah 63:7
All who see me mock at me;
they make mouths at me, they
shake their heads. Psalm 22:7
For dogs are all around me;
a company of evil doers encircles me. Psalm 22:16
They divide my clothes
and for my clothing they cast lots. Psalm 22:18
But you, O Lord, do not be far away! Psalm 22:19a
O my help, come quickly to my aid! Psalm 22:19b
I will tell of your name
to my brothers and sisters;
in the midst of the congregation
I will praise you. Psalm 22:22
+Oh My Jesus+