|"Nor do I condemn you. You may go."
Forgiveness, in its truest and highest form, is a free act of
love. But precisely because it is an act of love, it has its own
intrinsic demands: the first of which is <respect for the truth>.
God alone is absolute truth. But He made the human heart open to the desire for
truth, which He then fully revealed in His
Incarnate Son. <Hence we are all called to live the truth> .... Pope John
In 1342, the Franciscans were appointed as guardians of the shrines of the Holy
Land. The faithful received indulgences for praying at the following stations: At Pilate's
house, where Christ met His mother, where He spoke to the women, where He met Simon of
Cyrene, where the soldiers stripped Him of His garments, where He was nailed to the cross,
and at His tomb.
Spend the day fasting from consumerism.
Ever-living God, help us to celebrate our joy in the resurrection of the Lord
and to express in our lives the love we celebrate.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and