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Friday 29th March, 2013
Good Friday. DAY OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE. Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12. Father, I put my life in your hands - Ps 30(31):2, 6, 12-13, 15-17, 25. Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9. John 18:1 – 19:42.

  
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Bearing the faults of many, he surrendered himself to death.

John’s narrative of the passion and death of Jesus can be read in the light of two other Johannine texts: ‘Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end’ (13:1) and ‘No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends’ (15:13).

When we speak of the passion of Jesus, we are referring not only to his sufferings and his ignominious death but also to ‘the breadth and height and length and depth’ of his love for all (Ephesians 3:18), ourselves included, with whom he shares a common humanity. In today’s gospel we find ourselves immersed in the great and awesome mystery of divine love in a human heart.

 

 

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