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"He was pleased to crush Him in infirmity"

Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

April 15, 2022 •

Oftentimes when we are going through some type of suffering, strong suffering, we can become very frustrated with God. "Why are You doing this to me? Why are You letting this happen?"

Yet, if you are to be conformed to Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ crucified, then this passage applies to you also. The Father is pleased to crush you in infirmity.

. . . .

"Why would you let this happen to me?"

Why did He let it happen to His Son?

For the forgiveness of sin. For the salvation of others.

Through our union with Him in the sacraments, our blood is the Blood of Christ. His Blood is ours. So through all of our sufferings united with His, we, with Him, in Him, through Him, help to redeem mankind from sin. There is no greater honor that God could bestow upon you. So remember this. Even though it may be a bitter pill to swallow, when there are times in your life, like our Lord, when you are crushed by infirmity, remember that God is pleased to give you this gift.

Is 52:13--53:12; Heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9; Jn 18:1--19:42

Homily begins at 30:07

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