(Continuing to share the short Stations of the Cross reflections we had at my church...
The style of these reflections is that we imagine what Jesus might say at each station, and then reply with what we should say. The following is the reflection that accompanied Jesus is Crucified:)
Can you imagine what a crucifixion is like?
My executioners stretch my arms;
they hold my hands and wrist against the wood
and press the nail until is stabs my flesh.
Then, with one heavy hammer smash,
they drive it through - and pain bursts like a bomb of fire in my brain.
They seize the other arm;
and agony again explodes.
Then, raising up my knees
so that my feet are flat against the wood,
they hammer them fast, too.
I look at you and think:
Is my soul worth this much?
What can I give you in return?
I here and now accept for all my life
whatever sickness, torment, agony may come.
To every cross I touch my lips.
O blessed cross that lets me be -
with you -
a co-redeemer of humanity.
I hope you are all having a Blessed Lent ...