He begs for life for His persecutors! “The blood of Jesus calls out more eloquently than Abel’s, for the blood of Abel asked for the death of Cain, the fratricide, while the blood of the Lord has asked for, and obtained, life for his persecutors.” ( St. Gregory the Great)
“Is it possible to offer, or even to imagine, a purer kind of prayer than that which shows mercy to one’s torturer’s by making intercession for them?” the Holy Pope Gregory added. Yet His persecutors will no longer spare the lives of their unborn children, nor their own lives. Cowards, they fear suffering so they ask doctors to bear the burden of their murders.
|"Don't lay a hand on the boy!" the angel said. |
"Do not hurt him in any way,
|"Behold! The Lamb of God Who takes away the|
sins of the world."
|Segatashya of Kibeho|
“Of course, I wanted to know every pain that the Lord endured for us because he did it for our salvation, so I asked him to tell me what they were,” Segatashya said, adding, “In retrospect, that was a big mistake on my part.”
courageously in silence during the scourging. In the Garden, it encouraged His apostles to pray so they would withstand the coming temptations. It poured from His Head while the soldiers crowned Him with thorns. He, the True King of all Nations, was regally silent when His Kingship was mocked. The Blood was kind, working miracles as He met grieving people while carrying His cross. The Precious Blood was generous giving His own mother to mankind from the cross.
|The red and white rays from the side of|
Jesus, Divine Mercy, represent the
life-giving Blood of the Eucharist
and the waters of Baptism
|Christ, Our High Priest,|
makes atonement for our sins
Did you enjoy this piece? Maybe you would like a Lenten poem by Susan Fox on "The Beloved." It refers to the Beloved Son of God, Jesus Christ.