13 Apr 2017

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Thirteenth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

 “But Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last’’. Mark 15:36

Death has many guises

‘This dying man has no relatives, I want you to sit and hold his hand.'  What compassion this nurse had so many years ago.
I was very young and in my first year of nursing. What did I know of death and pain and dying?


‘Dying is a lonely process,' she said as she led me into the patient’s room. 'He is unconscious but on some level he will know that you are there.' 

Let Christ Rip The Rug Up From Under You

When Jesus invites us to die to ourselves, He is not referring to some pious act of self-sacrifice which will make us look or feel holy....