Twelfth station: Jesus dies on the cross

Twelfth station-Jesus dies on the cross

Reflection

God is dead! No wonder the earth quaked, the sun hid itself, the dead rose and Mary stood by in horror. Your human body gave up it’s soul in death but Your Divinity, dear Jesus continued to manifest its power. All creation rebelled as the word made flesh departed from this world. Man alone was too proud to see and too stubborn to acknowledge truth.

Redemption was accomplished!

Man would never have an excuse to forget how much You loved him. The thief on Your right saw something he could not explain; he saw a man on a tree and knew He was God. His need made him see his own guilt and Your innocence. The promise of eternal life made the remaining hours of his torture, endurable.

A common thief responded to Your love with deep faith, hope and love. He saw more than his eyes envisioned; he felt a presence he could not explain and would not argue with. He was in need and accepted the way God designed to help him.

Prayer

Forgive our pride, dear Jesus as we spend hours speculating, days arguing and often a lifetime rejecting Your death, which is a sublime mystery. Have pity on those whose intelligence leads them to pride because they never feel the need to reach out to the Man of sorrows for consolation.

Amen.

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2 thoughts on “Twelfth station: Jesus dies on the cross

  1. The Nobility

    Amen! These reflections truly put into perspective something that we often gloss over, especially since us as Christians have heard, seen and talked about the death of Christ several times. God is truly blessing you to bring back the realness of His sacrfice that can sometimes lose its effect as the years go by.

    Reply
    1. alygeorges Post author

      I shared these reflections because they really opened my eyes and heart to faith and I hoped they would have the same beautiful effect on those who read them. I am humbled by your positive feedback. Thank you for stopping by and for taking time to share your thoughts. God bless you. 🙂

      Reply

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