Every hour of this day is as the sacred hour of Jesus that has come. Be moved at every moment by a holy awareness that Jesus died for you. I suggest that you take chapters 18 and 19 of the Gospel of John, dividing each one into two parts, creating four sacred quarters of the day. Be with Jesus as the movements of his passion take place. Be in the crowd, but close to Jesus in fidelity, lest distance from him draw you into the courts of temptation, as happened for Peter.
- 6 am (or on rising) Arrest, Trial, Denial of Peter 18:1–27
- 9 am Jesus and Pilate 18:28–40
- 12 pm Scourging, Crown of Thorns, Crucifixion 19:1–30
- 3pm Piercing the Side; Burial 19:31–42
Be with Jesus. Let him change you. Note the points of irony. Dwell on all the meanings of the final words of Jesus.
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Example: Head bowed, gave up his Spirit 19:30
Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
In Lent and Easter we read the Gospel of John.
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