Good Friday, afternoon: ‘Upon the Cross’

UPON THE CROSS:

‘I have revealed your name                                                upon the cross

I have glorified you                                                             upon the cross

by finishing your work on earth                                        upon the cross

 

I have given them                                                                upon the cross

the teaching you gave to me                                              upon the cross

All I have is yours                                                                upon the cross

and all you have is mine                                                     upon the cross

I am coming to you                                                              upon the cross

 

May they be one like us                                                      upon the cross

I have watched over them                                                  upon the cross

I passed your word on to them                                         upon the cross

For their sake I consecrate myself                                   upon the cross

 

Father, you are in me and I am in you                             upon the cross

With me in them                                                                 upon the cross

and you in me                                                                       upon the cross

May they be one as we are one                                          upon the cross

 

You have loved them                                                           upon the cross

as you loved me                                                                    upon the cross

 

I want those you have given me                                         upon the cross

to be with me where I am                                                   upon the cross

that they may always see my glory                                    upon the cross

which you have given me                                                     upon the cross.

 

I have made your name known to them                            upon the cross

and will continue to make it known                                  upon the cross

 

SO THAT

 

the love with which you love me                                      upon the cross

may be in them                                                                    upon the cross

so that I may be in them                                                    upon the cross.

 

These things are recorded so that you may believe

that Jesus is the Christ                                                      upon the cross

the Son of God                                                                    upon the cross

 

that believing this you may have life through his name,

‘Jesus’

‘Lord’

‘the Lord of Glory’

upon the cross.

Good Friday: (Reflection on John 17, also John 20:31 and 1Corinthians 2:8)

Seamus Devitt C.Ss.R., from www.emptifulvessels.com

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