Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Can you imagine?



Jesus is Crucified

Christ

Can you imagine what a crucifixion is ?
Speaks
My executioners stretch my arms;
they hold my hand and wrist against
the wood.
and press the nail until it stabs my flesh
Then, with one heavy hammer smash,
they drive it through ---
and pain
burst like a bomb of fire in my brain
They seize the other arm;
and agony again explodes.
Then raising up my knees
so that my feet are flat against the wood,
they hammer them fast, too.


I reply

My God.
I look at you and think:
is my soul worth this much?
What can I give you in return?
I here and now accept
for all my life
whatever thickness, torment, agony may
come.
To every cross I touch my lips
O blessed cross that lets me be ---
with you ---
a co-redeemer of humanity.

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