Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

Carl Henrich Bloch 'Life of Christ' series

When Jesus knew that all was finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture). "I am thirsty."...When Jesus had received the wine, he said, "It is finished." Then he bowed down his head and gave up his spirit (St John 19:28,30)

The cry of the Lord on the cross, "I am thirsty" sounded continually in my heart...I wanted to give me Beloved a drink, and felt myself devoured by the thirst of all souls...It was not the souls of priests that attracted me, but those of the big sinners. I burned with the desire to pull them from the eternal flames (St Therese, The Story of a Soul).