Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

"And he brought a linen shroud and, taking Him down, wrapped Him in the linen shroud and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb." (Mark 15:46)

"What Thou, my Lord, has suffered
Was all for sinners' gain.
Mine, mine was the transgression,
But Thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior,
'Tis I deserve Thy place.
Look on me with Thy favor,
Vouchsafe me to Thy grace."

(from "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded," text by Bernard of Clairvoux)

Today I pray that each of us remember that the death Jesus died was for me, for you. Let us mourn the death of our precious Jesus, and let our mourning spur us to deeply long for Sunday.