A group of children read the meditations, stopping 14 times around the St. Peter’s Square to mark each of the “Stations of the Cross,” starting with the first when Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate to the last when he was buried in a tomb.
Ponder today, this dark day, the final words of Jesus. Scripture records seven last statements, or the “Seven Last Words.” Take each phrase and spend time with it. Seek the deeper spiritual meaning for your life.
It takes humility to accept the humblest act of mercy ever known. We must humbly acknowledge that we need our Lord to cleanse us, to wipe the dirt from our souls, to redeem us and to offer us the inheritance of everlasting life.