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Mother Mary

I wonder when she saw His face
blood streaked from thorns in His crown,
did she recall when He bloodied a knee
at five and came running to her?

I wonder when the nails were driven in
did she recall the young boy in training,
learning the tools of his father's trade?

I wonder while she watched Him hang,
body broken, dying too young
did she recall the babe she suckled,
promising a mother's love and protection?
                             ~~Judi Van Gorder

Good Friday Meditation

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Really well done Judi - Enjoyed and yes although I no longer think of myself as Christioan, I'll always be part of the cult of Mary. Excellent seasonal exegesis!

 

J

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A. Baez

I've wondered such things, too. How intense!

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3 hours ago, A. Baez said:

intense

Thanks,  That is exactly my feeling on Good Friday. The reminders of the day, crucifix, Stations of the Cross, Golgotha are intense images. A day of suffering and pain.  Even without taking part in Good Friday services, the images are still present and “intense”.

~~ Judi

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~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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A. Baez

I have heard that He was so exalted spiritually that He did not feel any physical pain on this occasion--he knew how to detach his senses from the flesh and He did so; nor did He feel any personal emotional pain, because He had transcended ego. His pain was only for the deluded humanity that had betrayed Him. I do believe this and it gives me great comfort. How many hundreds of others suffered the fate of crucifixion without any cushion between themselves and the visceral experience!

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A. Baez

Yes, there's no way one can skirt around that pain!

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