Friday, April 03, 2015

Good Friday----The reproaches





O my people, what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me!


I led you out of Egypt, from slavery to freedom, but you led your Saviour to the cross.



O my people, what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me!







For forty years I led you safely through the desert. I fed you with manna from heaven, and brought you to a land of plenty; but you led your Saviour to the cross.







What more could I have done for you? I planted you as my fairest vine, but you yielded only bitterness: when I was thirsty you gave me vinegar to drink, and you pierced your Saviour's side with a lance.







I opened the sea before you, but you opened my side with a spear.
I led you on your way in a pillar of cloud, but you led me to Pilate's court.



O my people, what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me!




I bore you up with manna in the desert, but you struck me down and scourged me.
I gave you saving water from the rock, but you gave me gall and vinegar to drink.




O my people, what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me!




I gave you a royal scepter, but you gave me a crown of thorns.
I raised you to the height of majesty, but you have raised me high on a cross.



O my people, what have I done to you? How have I offended you? 

Answer me!

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