April 22, 2011

Good Friday

If the Romans so treated him who was innocent, how would they treat the Truth that is in his Church; in an uneasy conscience perhaps he beckoned you to his confessional; in a passing prayer he called you to greater prayerfulness... you accepted the truth, you confessed your sins, you perfected your spiritual life, and lo! in those moments when you thought you were losing everything, you found everything; when you thought you were going into your grave, you were walking in the newness of life... The antiphon of the Empty Tomb was striking on the chords of your heart.  It was not you who died; it was sin.  It was not Christ who died; it was death.

   - Fulton J. Sheen, The Eternal Galilean

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