do you invite me to share
in the glory of the resurrection?
Please stay with me
as I struggle to see
how accepting the crosses of my life
will free me from the power
of the one who wants only
to destroy my love and trust in you.
Help me to be humble and accepting
like your son, Jesus.
I want to turn to you
with the same trust he had in your love.
Save me, Lord. Only you can save me.
Third Sorrowful Mystery
The Crowning with Thorns
Who has believed what we have heard? Isaiah 53:1
He had no form or majesty that
we should look at him,
nothing in his appearance that
we should desire him. Isaiah 53:2
He was despised and rejected by others;
a man of suffering and
acquainted with infirmity.
Surely he has borne our infirmities
and carried our diseases;
yet we accounted him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4
But he was wounded for our transgressions,
crushed for our iniquities. Isaiah 53:5
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth... Isaiah 53:7a
Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth. Isaiah 53:7b
It is for your sake that I have borne reproach
that shame has covered my face. Psalm 69:7
Insults have broken my heart,
so that I am in despair. Psalm 69:20a
I looked for pity, but there was none;
and for comforters, but I found none. Psalm 69:20b
+Oh My Jesus+