Today we reflect on Christ’s love and sacrifice for us with this prayer by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.
Lord Jesus Christ, at the hour of your death the sun was darkened. Ever anew you are being nailed to the Cross. At this present hour of history we are living in God’s darkness. Through your great sufferings and the wickedness of men, the face of God, your face, seems obscured, unrecognizable. And yet, on the Cross, you have revealed yourself. Precisely by being the one who suffers and loves, you are exalted. From the Cross on high you have triumphed. Help us to recognize your face at this hour of darkness and tribulation. Help us to believe in you and to follow you in our hour of darkness and need. Show yourself once more to the world at this hour. Reveal to us your salvation.
Meditate on the Stations of the Cross at vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/2005/documents/ns_lit_doc_20050325_via-crucis_en.html.
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