The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Peace. (Numbers 6: 24-26)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Not So Random Bible Verse(s) for Friday

"And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, and put his own clothes on him.  And they led him out to crucify him.  And they compelled a passer-by, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.  And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull).  And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh; but he did not take it.  And they crucified him, and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take.  And it was the third hour, when they crucified him.  Mark 15: 20-25

I think it is good to contemplate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Friday, the day traditionally observed as the day of his death.  It is good to cast our eyes upon the Cross which bears his body and remember the sacrifice paid by the Son of God so that all might be made free.  It is proper, I think, to do this as a preparation for the Feast which comes on Sunday as we celebrate his sacrifice and his resurrection.

Good Friday may only come around once every calendar year, but should we not also take the time to consider the Cross of Christ the other fifty-one Fridays of the year?

Fr. Michael+

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