Behold your Redeemer!

Good Friday: A Loving Plea for the Conversion of the Jews

It is Good Friday. Today more than on any other day of the year, the Crucified Christ speaks to the world, and it is a message of infinite love. As St. Francis of Assisi writes in his meditation for the Twelfth Station of the Cross: “Behold Jesus crucified! Behold His wounds received for love of you! His whole appearance betokens love. His head is bent to kiss you. His arms are extended to embrace you. His heart is open to receive you.”

Lifted up on high, the Creator and Redeemer of the world pleads with sinful humanity to convert to Him (cf.

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