Monday, April 17, 2017

He Bows His Head, as if to Kiss You

A Glorious and Blessed Easter to all of you!

I came across this wonderful reflection from St Augustine of Hippo about St John's Passion, and wanted to share.  I can assure you I will not look at the cross the same way again!
As they were looking on, so we too gaze on his wounds as he hangs. We see his blood as he dies. We see the price offered by the redeemer, touch the scars of his resurrection. 
He bows his head, as if to kiss you.  His heart is made bare open, as it were, in love to you. His arms are extended that he may embrace you. His whole body is displayed for your redemption.
Ponder how great these things are.
Let all this be rightly weighed in your mind: as he was once fixed to the cross in every part of his body for you, so he may now be fixed in every part of your soul.
Ponder how great these things are, indeed.

God Bless you!


Victor S E Moubarak said...

As if to kiss you ...

Thank you Michael. Best wishes for Easter to you and your family.

God bless.

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Beautiful reflection. Thank you for sharing!

Manny said...

Love it. Thanks Michael and hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Michael said...

Victor, Sr Anne Marie, and Manny - thank you all for stopping by and for your kind words. God Bless you all!