Friday, November 23, 2012
As novices in religious life, we used to walk to the Hudson River on the grounds of our former Jesuit seminary, St. Andrew-on-Hudson, near Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Conversation would cease as we paused before a large wooden crucifix. It was a gift from a community dedicated to the Passion of Jesus, from the village of Oberammergau in southwest Germany.
Inscribed above it were the words, “From the arms of the Crucified, the breath of peace moves slowly across the world.”
As this year of grace draws to a close with the celebration on Sunday of Christ the King, may you be in touch with the immense peace that can flow across and into your life because your King died on the cross for you. May this be a Good Friday for you, one of gratitude and tender love for your Redeemer and Lord who loves you so much.
The Reading for Today
This is the twelfth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year B.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Fridays from now until Advent are dedicated to the Gospel of Mark,in this season, chapters 10 to 16.