crucifixEli, Eli, lama sabachthani?
...My God, my God,
why have You deserted Me?

Jesus on the cross

Your Father's love
was your only reason for living, for loving
As life poured out of you
you felt abandoned by that love
only silence where once a voice had said
"You are my beloved son..."

And yet you prayed
you offered all that was left to you
the emptiness that had gripped your heart

What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword?
As it is written: "For your sake we are being slain all the day; we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered."
No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8: 35-39

Lord Jesus,
let my life be grounded so deeply
in love
that it will not be uprooted
by the violent storms that assail me
nor destroyed by the cold emptiness of my winters

Lord Jesus
let your light dispel the darkness
Give me a resurrection faith
that no powers of the night can overcome


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