Starting Tuesday Off Right: To Compassionate Edition

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Remember, when Our Lord says, “I make all things new,” He is talking about you. Yes, YOU. Specifically and personally.

Consider: the anguish of heart experienced by Jesus at the sight of Mary.

He beholds her sorrowing, weeping, overwhelmed with the bitterest grief, and when the eyes of the Mother and of the Son meet, how deep a wound is inflicted on the tender Heart of Jesus! Jesus loves Mary as His Mother. Jesus, the most loving of Sons, entertains the most indescribable feelings of affection for Mary, the most amiable of mothers. How great, then, and how bitter must be His grief at beholding this beloved Mother so deeply afflicted and anguish-stricken on His account? Oh, hard indeed must that heart be which does not compassionate Jesus in this new suffering!
-From Day 21 of “Meditations from the School of Jesus Crucified
by Fr. Ignatius of the Side of Jesus, C.P.

The clip above from Mel Gibson’s “Passion of The Christ” is one of the two most moving in the film – the other being the raising of The Cross.  Mel Gibson is a seriously, seriously troubled man, and needs our prayers, particularly because he knows what The Church teaches, being a weird kind of lapsed sedevacantist (that kind of doesn’t make sense – but you know what I’m saying).  But he really did a great job with The Passion of The Christ.

As Lent rapidly approaches, folks are always looking for something to do for Lent aside from the various and sundry fasts.  I have a suggestion!  A book has been re-compiled and re-published of 31 meditations of Our Lord’s Passion written by a Passionist priest, Fr. Ignatius of the Side of Jesus (ARSH 1801-1844).  In addition to a fast or fasts during Lent, one should also begin and continue a good habit for permanent continuance, for example, praying the Rosary every day if one isn’t already, etc.  Well, this little book is designed to be used in a continuous way, a continual 31 day cycle of meditating on Our Lord’s Passion.  Might I suggest this as an excellent new habit to begin in this Lententide?


*Finally, just to front-run any inquiries, yes, “to compassionate” is a verb, obviously meaning to feel compassion for, to pity, to feel sorry for. He compassionated… She is compassionating….

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