Friday, April 2, 2010

Holy Friday

Today the Master of creation stands before Pilate.
Today the Creator of all is condemned to die on the Cross.
Of His own will, He is led as a Lamb to the slaughter.
He Who fed His people with manna in the desert is transfixed with nails.
His side is pierced, and a sponge of vinegar touches His lips.
The Redeemer of the world is slapped on the face.
The Maker of all is mocked by His own servants.
How great is the Master’s love for mankind!
For those who crucified Him, He prayed to His Father, saying:
“Forgive them this sin, for they know not what they do!”

We see a strange and fearful mystery accomplished today:
He Whom none may touch is seized.
He Who looses Adam from the curse is bound.
He Who tries the hearts of men is unjustly brought to trial.
He Who closed the abyss is shut in prison.
He before Whom the Hosts of Heaven stand with trembling stands before Pilate.
The Creator is struck by the hand of His creature.
He Who comes to judge the living and the dead is condemned to the Cross.
The Conqueror of Hell is enclosed in a tomb.
You, Who have endured all these things in Your tender love,
have saved all mankind from the curse.
O long-suffering Lord, glory to You!


Barbara Jean said...

You said it all.

Have a blessed Easter.

barbara jean

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Amen, what a wonderful post.

Have a blessed Easter weekend!