We adore you O Christ and we bless you
Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world
“When they came to the place that is called “The Skull” they crucified Jesus there, with the criminals, one on his right hand and one on his left. Then Jesus said “Father forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”
Of course they knew what they were doing- they were hammering nails into living flesh. But they did not know and could not know in their own flesh the level of pain, the body’s reaction to it all.
Jesus we thank you for those words of forgiveness. When we need to forgive give us grace to remember no-one else can know how much, and in what way, we are hurt and so help and teach us how to forgive, and how to accept your forgiveness.
(Our reflections and prayers for the Stations of the Cross this year have been written for us by Sister Jean Mary CHN)