Thought of the Day March 27, 2024 Lent: Crucifixion

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 When Jesus finally arrives at the place of execution, the soldiers roughly ripped his stained, tattered, outer garment, renewing the flow of blood from his scourged body. They quickly nailed his hands and feet to the cross, opening more wounds in his lacerated body. What new pain Jesus must have experienced at that moment with muscles and nerves being shattered!  They raise the cross and drop it into the prepared hole. The jolt exasperated anew the pain throughout Jesus' body. Why did he allow himself to suffer so much? Was it because of the extent of sin from Adam until the end of the world? It was also for my many sins, which needed to be brought to the fire of purification, so that I might become righteous again. Greater love has no one than to lay down his life for a friend.

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