From the very depths of Jesus, comes the cry “Woe!” We heard it in last Sunday’s Gospel referring to those who are a scandal to God’s little ones. Here it refers to Judas. The word is used 106 times in the Bible—virtually the same word in Hebrew, Greek, and English, for the word itself is the sound of the soul groaning in grief. It also carries a call of warning, recalling the “Woes” in Luke’s “Sermon on the Plain” which offers a counterpoint to the Beatitudes (Luke 6:24–26).
Today we begin six Fridays of reading the Passion of Jesus. Contemplate the mysteries of the Lord’s suffering in the context of the rest of the week’s readings as this year of grace begins to end. Be with Jesus and the disciples. Place your life into the bread and cup of communion. The sacrament of Christ’s blood is the stream of grace flowing from his side.
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Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
In the season of Kingdomtide this year we read Luke 19:28 to 24:53.
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