A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Friday, April 02, 2010

What we must do

The news media has been full of terrible stories about the Church in recent days.

In some of the coverage, there has been an element of false accusation.

But the hideous reality of a few clerics abusing children (and various authorities failing to protect the children) cannot be denied.

However, no matter what our opinions or experiences may be, all of us can and must look to Christ on this Good Friday.

Christ – falsely accused.

Christ – assaulted by religious authorities.

Christ – tortured and ridiculed.

Christ – crucified and buried.

Before Christ we must kneel and before Christ we must weep.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me – a sinner.