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Holy Week Reflections

by Seminarians of the Pontifical College Josephinum​

Reflection for Good Friday

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
Luke 23:42

Today we recall the Passion and Death of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Today we stand at the foot of the cross with Mary and John, mourning the death of the One we love. And in some ways, we hang on the cross with Dismas, the good thief.  We all have sufferings in life and, while we may not deserve the suffering that comes our way, not one of us is innocent. We have all sinned and fallen short. We have all put Jesus on the cross. Yet, when Dismas, who put Jesus on the cross just as much as you or I, turns to ask for mercy, Jesus responds in love. “Today you will be with me in paradise.” 

Let us turn to Jesus, confess our guilt, our sins, and the times we have fallen short, and beg with Saint Dismas, “LORD, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

Reflection by Michael Haemmerle
Diocese of Columbus


Station XII, Saint Turibius Chapel

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