Friday, March 29, 2013


   Friday of the Passion of the Lord   

Listen to the Lord’s appeal: 
         Do not be afraid.  
This cross inflicts a mortal injury, 
         not on me, but on death.  
These nails no longer pain me, 
         but only deepen your love for me.  
I do not cry out because of these wounds, 
         but through them I draw you into my heart.  
My body was stretched on the cross as a symbol, 
         not of how much I suffered, but of my all-embracing love.  

Saint Peter Chrysologus

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