Good Friday – Jesus is Crucified (Close to Jesus to the Last: Fr. Rocky’s Holy Week Mission)

In a profound exploration of Good Friday, Fr. Rocky presents an insightful meditation as part of the Holy Week mission, “Close to Jesus to the Last: The Passion of Christ in Five Parts,” on Relevant Radio. This final installment invites listeners into a deep reflection on the transformative events of Holy Week, from the jubilant entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem to the solemnity of His crucifixion. You can listen to all of Father’s Holy Week Mission talks here.

The Dichotomy of Public Opinion: A Reflection on Fickle Loyalty Father eloquently shares the dramatic shift in public opinion from Palm Sunday to Good Friday, pointing out the human tendency towards forgetfulness and the ease with which opinions are swayed. This is very much like the Israelites at Mount Sinai, proving the need to have constant reminder and adherence to God’s commandments to combat our inherent weakness post-original sin.

The Seven Last Words: A Reflection on Forgiveness and Redemption Fr. Rocky delves into the tradition of meditating on the Seven Last Words of Christ, offering you a chance to contemplate the profound love, forgiveness, and redemption emanating from the cross. Each word, from the plea for forgiveness to the ultimate surrender to the Father, encapsulates the essence of Jesus’ mission and His unwavering love for humanity.

Forgiveness: The Heart of the Gospel The theme of forgiveness pervades Father Rocky’s reflection, drawing from the Lord’s Prayer and the parables of Jesus to emphasize its centrality in Christian life. Through examples like the Prodigal Son and Zacchaeus, he illustrates the transformative power of mercy and the call to love one another as a reflection of Christ’s love for us.

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