Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
You are stretched out on the cross you have carried so far. The
soldiers take big nails and drive them into your hands and feet. You
feel abandoned by the people you loved so much. People seem to have
gone mad. You have done nothing but good, yet they drive nails
through your hands and feet.
As a child, sometimes I hurt others. Sometimes I join with friends
and decide not to like another. We gang up against another and cause
them hurt and pain. Sometimes I say or do hurtful things to my
brothers and sisters. I can wonder what they'd think about
themselves if they believed everything I told them about themselves.
As and adult, sometimes I discriminate against others. Even without
thinking, I judge others because of their color, intelligence,
income level or name. I forget that I am to live as a brother or
sister to all people. Sometimes I use harsh words when I speak to my
children and family members. I can find it easy to look for
something that isn't very important and make it very important.
Help me look again at the people around me. Help me see the hurt and
pain I have caused in others. Help me make amends for
the harm I have done.
Our Father.... Hail Mary.... Glory be to the Father....
Leader - Jesus Christ Crucified.
All - Have mercy on Us.
Leader - May the souls of the faithful
departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace.
All - Amen.