V/. Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi.
From the Gospel according to Matthew. 27:27-31
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governorís headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying:
ďHail, King of the Jews!Ē.
They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
MEDITATIONIn Christís passion, hatred was unleashed:
our own hatred, and the hatred of all humanity.
In Christís passion,
our evil recoiled before goodness,
our pride exploded with resentment
in the face of humility,
our depravity was outraged
by Godís radiant clarity.
And thus we became ... Godís cross!
We, in our silly rebellion,
But God takes the cross upon his shoulders,
God takes the cross!
 Lk 22:53.
you entered human history
and found it hostile to you, defiant towards God,
maddened by the pride
which leads us to think
that we stand as tall
.... as our shadow!
Heal me, Jesus, by your patience,
 Jn 1:10-11.
Pater noster, qui es in cślis:
Cuius animam gementem,
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