S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Good Friday

"It is finished." (John 19:30)

This Good Friday of the Lord's Passion, we read the passion narrative from the Gospel of John. Towards the end of Jesus' life, he said "it is finished." In contemporary layman's terms, mission accomplished! Indeed, Jesus' life was not wasted after all. He lived his life to the fullest, showing all the people God's love and mercy. No one has ever seen God, yet in Jesus, the invisible God was made visible through Him, divine Logos.

As we venerate the wood of the cross in our Liturgy this afternoon, let us call to mind Jesus' deepest act of love for all of us -- dying on the cross. And may the cross remind us of Jesus' legacy, that is to love and to serve.

It is finished. The mission of Jesus has been accomplished. Our mission as Christians begins then. Our mission of spreading the Word of this wonderful and magnificent God.

Have a blessed Good Friday.


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