March 12, 2024, Tuesday of Fourth Week of Lent, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)

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Friends of the Rosary:

In his apostolic letter “Salvici Doloris”, St. John Paul II wrote on the Christian meaning of human suffering: “It is through suffering that Jesus redeems us.”

Benedict XVI wrote in his book Jesus of Nazareth: “In Jesus’ Passion, the filth of the world is wiped out in the pain of infinite love.”

Great pain is God’s chosen way, because, as the Ratzinger-supervised Catechism clarifies: “The heart is converted by looking at him whom we have pierced. It is by discovering the greatness of God’s love that our heart is shaken by the horror and weight of sin and begins to fear offending God by sin (CCC 1432).”

Benedict elaborated this idea by writing that the greatest way God gave himself was by showing his crazy desire for us through his pains.

“The Cross of Jesus illumines his whole life: his swaddling clothes, his baptism, the paradoxes of the Beatitudes, the Kingdom of God, and other things difficult to decipher become understandable when Jesus’ Cross is at the center.”

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!

To Jesus through Mary!
Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will!

+ Mikel Amigot |, New York