Skip to comments.Why we call it 'Good' Friday
Posted on 04/10/2009 6:44:48 PM PDT by tcg
I served as Deacon at the solemn Celebration of the Lords Passion. This frail couple approached. The wife could barely walk without her husbands loving firm support. As they drew closer, I could see that the husbands face was filled with deep wrinkles, the kind of love lines etched in the face from suffering borne with grace. His head was covered with unkempt white hair and framed with a coarse white beard. His eyes were filled with pure love for his beloved wife whom he assisted so tenderly as she came forward to venerate the Holy Cross.Her eyes were distant and her face was beautiful, wrinkled but profoundly feminine, revealing a landscape of embedded sorrows and joys, a full life now coming to its winter. As she drew closer, I could tell that the lines in her face had been accentuated by the progressive ravages of Alzheimers disease.
He stooped to kiss the cross and in so doing moved his steady hands and his face momentarily away from her gaze. She looked at first afraid, because his face had left her view for a brief moment. I noticed as he came back into her view that a serene look filled her eyes. She seemed to be asking her beloved a simple question with her expression What now? He directed her head toward the base of the Cross and in so doing he caught my eyes with his own. Instantly, I raised the Cross so that she could touch it with her lips as a sign of her surrendered love. He smiled at me and directed his beloved wife back to the pew. Words were useless. I knew, he knew, and the Lord knew.
(Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...
Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday
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Reflections for Good Friday: The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord
Prostration and Vestments on Good Friday And More on the Precious Blood
GOOD FRIDAY HOMILY 2002 PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER.
...you ask yourself how can they do it?
How can they not?
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