Stripped of His garments, Jesus is violently thrown down on the Cross. His hands and His feet are nailed to it in the most cruel way. Jesus remains silent, because it so pleases His heavenly Father. He suffers patiently, because He suffers for you. How do you act in sufferings and trials? How fretful and impatient, how full of complaints are you!Saint Francis said,
it is only in giving to others
that we will receive.
Jesus, you gave up your life,
but since I am unable to do great things,
let me do small things with great love.
My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the merits of thy sacred wounds.