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IWKnights Corner for July 12, 2020

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"On the hill at Calvary, from his crucifixion to the moment of his death, Jesus spoke seven different times.  These 'Seven Last Words,' as they are called, are rich in meaning for us.  Here are a few points for meditation on Jesus’ suffering and death as we contemplate the various sufferings we experience in our own lives."

Below are the words of the first three times Jesus spoke - next week we will present the final three times.

            •  “'Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.' (Luke 23:43)
              Hanging on the cross, one of the thieves crucified with Jesus admits his guilt for his crime and recognizes Jesus’ innocence. He asks Jesus to remember him when he enters his Kingdom. Jesus promises him Paradise.

                • Do I understand eternal life as the ultimate goal of my earthly life?
                • Do I know that Christ is the one who shows us the way to eternal life, and so follow him and strive to keep his commandments through the teachings of his Church?
                • Do I confess my sinfulness in the sacrament of penance, when it is available, so that he might absolve me of my sins? When penance is not available, do I regularly make an Act of Contrition?"
            • “'Woman, behold your son … Behold, your mother.' (John 19:26-27)
              Seeing his mother and the apostle John at the foot of his cross, Jesus entrusts them to each other. Symbolically, he makes her our Blessed Mother, the mother of the Church.

                • Do I turn to Mary, the mother of God, in prayer and see her as a model of virtue and obedience to God’s will?
                • Do I understand that baptism, which makes me a child of God, unites me to all the faithful as one family of God?
                • Do I strive to be a truly “faithful disciple” as modeled by the apostle John, “the one Jesus loved?"
            • “'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' (Matt. 27:46, Mark 15:34)
              Jesus, feeling every bit of human pain and suffering, cries out his sense of abandonment

                • Have I ever felt abandoned, as though God was absent or not hearing my prayers?
                • Do I know in my heart, even in these times, that God is indeed with me and sustaining me through my suffering?
                • As Jesus does on the cross, do I continue to turn to God during these trials of my life?"

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Links Related to this week’s column:

Jesus' Seven Last Words to Us
His final hours give us cause for reflecting on our own lives.
By Knights of Columbus (4/9/2020)
On the hill at Calvary, from his crucifixion to the moment of his death, Jesus spoke seven different times.......
Click here for Article
Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic
A Novena which seeks Our Lady’s Intercession for Protection in Time of Pandemic
By His Holiness, Pope Francis (3/2020)
A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC (PDF Version)
Click here for the Prayer

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