Monday, October 29, 2012

Contemplation

This crucifix gives us a tiny idea of what Mary saw when she looked at her Son, her precious baby, on the cross. I was sitting in church one day and thought of the image on the Shroud and it hit me how horrible Our Lord's beaten, bloodied face must have looked. And this was all for me and you that we might be saved.

1 comment:

Old Bob said...

Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled,
She beheld her tender Child
All with bloody scourges rent:
For the sins of every nation
Saw Him hang in desolation
Till His spirit forth He sent.
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--from the Stabat Mater