Friday, October 30, 2009

Keep His Passion In Mind


Lord Jesus,
many years have passed
since you hung upon the cross
with searching eyes
and outstretched arms.
Gone now is the pain of Calvary
but not the love
and not the searching.
Your arms are still wide open,
still reaching out to us.
You have loved us
with an everlasting love,
never closing your heart,
never counting the cost.

Lord Jesus,
may the memory of your Crucified Love
and the grace of your Risen Presence
comfort us,
set us free,
give us hope,
and make us strong.

Keep in mind the Passion of Jesus, a wise and tender book.
Learn what God tells you there. Draw near and you will know
how to think about life, how to live,
how to use this world, what to expect, what to hope for.
Above all, find comfort and courageous patience in him who promised:
"Come to me, you who are heavily burdened, and I will refresh you."

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