Saturday, April 7, 2012

"Mommy why?" Part Deux, Good Friday

(Priest and deacons enter, and lie prostrate before the altar and cross for several minutes)

Whispering...

"Mommy, why are we here?"
"Because we want to show Jesus how thankful we are for the wonderful thing he did for us on the cross."
"Oh, yea!! Wait, what did he do?"
"He suffered and died so you could go to heaven."
"Mommy why are there no candles?"
"Because we are fasting today, not just from food, but anything that gives us comfort. Jesus is suffering and sad, so we are loving him by being sad with him."
"Why is he sad?"
"Because there are people who don't love him, and he died for them."
"Yea, and his blood makes him sad too."
"Mommy why is there no music?"
"For the same reason there are no candles. We are fasting."
"We are going up to kiss the cross now."
"Ok."
"Mommy, I'm really, REALLY thirsty, and this hurts my throat."



John 19:28
After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said ( to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”


From St. Faustina's Diary:

During Holy Mass, I saw the Lord Jesus nailed upon the cross amidst great torments. A soft moan issued from His Heart. After some time, He said, I thirst. I thirst for the salvation of souls. Help Me, My daughter, to save souls. Join your sufferings to My Passion and offer them to the heavenly Father for sinners. (1032) 

For "Mommy why?" Holy Thursdayclick here.



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