Looking forward to another Easter … Ours … Friday, April 25

Christ Carrying the Cross

Christ Carrying the Cross.

A Rosary Meditation … The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery, the Carrying of the Cross. “Jesus turning to them said, ‘Do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.’ ” Luke 23:28. Not everyone turned their backs on Jesus as He carried His cross. It wasn’t everybody that denied Him. There was a group of women who followed Him as He walked. They were crying, bewailing His fate. But Jesus knew something they didn’t. As terrible as it was, His time of anguish was to be short-lived. This was Friday and He knew that by Sunday morning things would be made right. He’d make them right. But those believers following Him? How long before it would be made right for them? It’s nearly 2,000 years later and we’re still being persecuted, still being martyred, still being sold by false brethren, still being oppressed by Godless governments of all kinds (It’s not just the Communists that enforce “separation of church and state”.), and His Body will continue to suffer until He returns. Then? He’ll make it right. Until then we must remain, like those that followed Him to Calvary that Friday, close to Him. As we remain close to Him we need to remember where this path leads. It goes to a cross on Calvary. But that’s OK. We have our own Sunday morning to look forward to.

Today …

St. Cletus

St. Cletus

St. Cletus

St. Cletus was the third bishop of Rome, and succeeded St. Linus, which circumstance alone shows his eminent virtue among the first disciples of St. Peter in the West. He sat twelve years, from 76 to 89. The canon of the Roman mass, (which Bossuet and all others agree to be of primitive antiquity,) Bede, and other Martyrologists, style him a martyr. He was buried near St. Linus, at the Vatican, and his relics still remain in that church. See? He followed, walked with Jesus to a Calvary all his own. But he is neither forgotten nor is he lost. We won’t be either. The point now is to keep walking.

Quote … “The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.” – Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard.

 

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