March 30, 2018 Good Friday First Reading


Yet it was our infirmities that he bore,

Our sufferings that he endured,

While we thought of him as stricken,

as one smitten by God and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our offenses,

crushed for our sins; upon him was the

chastisement that makes us whole,

by his stripes we were healed.

We had all gone astray like sheep,

each following his own way;

but the Lord laid upon him the guilt of us all. (Isaiah 53:4-6)

In this Scripture passage, Isaiah describes the suffering servant as an innocent victim who suffers for the benefit of all. On this Good Friday, let us meditate on that innocent Victim, Jesus Christ, who sacrificed everything for us.

On this very holy day, it is appropriate to spend time meditating on the passion and death of Jesus Christ. Use your imagination to ponder on the sufferings of Jesus as you walk with Him on the journey to Golgotha.

Meditation is one of the types of prayer and as PAPA members and through our Baptism, we are all called to holiness and prayer. Today, let us offer up our prayers in thanksgiving for the gift of life and salvation that Jesus has made possible for all.


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