29 January 2010

The death of Our Lord

Today, as is common when praying the Divine Office for Fridays, I have been contemplating the first Good Friday. Particularly, I have been thinking and praying about suffering and not least those who suffer unjustly. Then I came upon this image on the blog maintained by Father James Farfaglia. You can read his blog here. What struck me about the image is the harsh reality of the scene depicted. Jesus' eyes are focused and yet seem bereft, lost, uncomprehending. Sad.

Why do bad things happen to good people? At seminary I was once advised that when you can say nothing constructive about suffering, then it's best to remain silent. There's truth in this, of course, but still our hearts question the justice of suffering. May God be with those who suffer this night and may He comfort them in their darkest hour. May He send his Angel to guard them and protect them and may they come safely home to the love of God.


  1. Suffering is so difficult to understand though we all will at some point in our lives. Our Lord shows us the way...

  2. Absolutely, Jackie, absolutely! Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.



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