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<< Friday, April 10, 1998 >> Good Friday
 
Isaiah 52:13—53:12
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9

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Psalm 31
John 18:1—19:42

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"BEHOLD THE MAN!" (Jn 19:5, our transl.)

 
"There was in Him no stately bearing to make us look at Him." —Isaiah 53:2
 

"When I behold the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died, my richest gain I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride."

When I behold the One Whom I have pierced, I myself shall be pierced through, convicted of my sins, and lament bitterly (Jn 19:37; Zec 12:10; Rv 1:7).

When I behold His appearance marred "beyond that of mortals" (Is 52:14), I will be startled, "stand speechless," and repent (Is 52:15).

When I behold Jesus, the Son of Man, lifted up, I will come to realize that He is the I AM, God (Jn 8:28). I will believe in Him and have eternal life (Jn 3:14-15).

When I behold Jesus Christ "displayed to view upon His cross" (Gal 3:1), I will receive the Holy Spirit (Gal 3:2).

When I behold Jesus on the cross, on this Good Friday, at the Veneration of the Cross, I will...

 
Prayer: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All!
Promise: "So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and favor and to find help in time of need." —Heb 4:16
Praise: (none)
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, July 26, 1997
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, July 29, 1997
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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