A Meditation for Holy Week  

Do not go into the garden,
Oh! Jesus,
do not go into the garden before dawn!

But if I do not go into the garden in the dead of night,
who will lead you to the sunrise of Paradise? 
I will go into the garden in the dead of night
.

Do not let them bind your hands,
Oh! Jesus,
do not let them bind your hands without a word!

If I do not let them bind my hands like a thief, 
who will break open the prisons
in which you languish? 
I will let them bind my hands like a thief
.

Do not hang on the cross,
Oh! Jesus,
do not hang on the cross ’til you die!

If I do not hang on the cross like a bird, 
who will protect you from the flames of hell? 
I will hang on the cross like a bird
.

Do not let your heart be pierced,
Oh! Jesus,
do not let your heart be pierced by executioners!

If I do not let my heart be pierced like a ripe fruit, 
from whom will you drink the blood and water
that will heal you? 
I will let my heart be pierced like a ripe fruit
.

Do not to into the tomb,
Oh! Jesus,
do not go into the tomb that they have dug!

If I do not go into the tomb
like a grain of wheat,
who will lift from your coffins your lifeless bodies?
I will go into the tomb to sleep there.

–The Days of the Lord

[SOURCE: http://www.amazon.com/Triduum-Sourcebook-Liturgy-Training-Publications/dp/156854099X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334455240&sr=8-1]

[PHOTO by adriatikus. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.  Thanks to Wikimedia Commons.]

   

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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One Response to A Meditation for Holy Week  

  1. dhart607@aol.com says:

    thank you Father Paul. Happy Holy week to you!!!

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