There is no death do us part
For You are eternal
And I am eternally Yours Sanctus Real: Eternal (via swimmertkesh)
CHRIST IS RISEN!!
INDEED, HE IS RISEN!!
There’s only one thing wrong with the (assistant) vicar of my church. If he is conducting the liturgy — DO NOT WEAR EYELINER … cause you will just ruin it with your tears because his voice is so beautiful and brings to that place where you just wanna kneel and omgosh its so beautiful.
I’ll write more about him tomorrow =p
The Hourly Events of the Passion
- 7pm: Jesus washes the feet of the Apostles.
- 8pm: Last Supper and institution of the Holy Eucharist.
- 9pm: Jesus preaches his last discourse of love and makes His prayer for the union of His disciples
- 10pm: Prayer in Gethsemani. The Agony.
- 11pm: Jesus is arrested and brought to Jesusalem.
- 12am: Before Annas and Caiphas. First trial before the Sanhedrin.
- 1am: The denial of Peter. Jesus is imprisoned until morning.
- 5am: Jesus is struck and insulted in prison
- 6am: Jesus placed before false witnesses; affirms His Divinity. He is condemned as a blasphemer - worthy of death.
- 7am: Jesus in the Pretorium. He declares to Pontius Pilate that He is a King.
- 8am: Jesus in the palace of Herod. He is treated like a fool and is despised.
- 9am: Barabbas is preferred over Jesus. The scourging.
- 10am: Jesus is crowned with thorns and is condemned to death.
- 11am: Jesus carries His Cross to Calvary.
- 12pm: Jesus is stripped of His garments and nailed to the Cross which is raised and set in place.
- 1pm: Jesus forgives His enemies and opens the Gates of Paradise to the Good Thief.
- 2pm: Jesus leaves His Mother to be our Mother.
- 3pm: Jesus dies on the Cross.
- 4pm: The Heart of Jesus is pierced by a spear.
- 5pm: Jesus is put in the arms of His Mother, and is buried.
- 6pm: The desolation and solitude of the Mother of God.
Tomorrow my Savior sets me free.
Women in the Passion of the Christ.
Saw the Passion of Christ tonight at church. I’ve seen it a few times before, mostly as a young’in — as soon as it came out in 2004. So, 2004 — I was still in 3rd grade and entering 4th grade that September.
Last time I saw the movie, was also at church — 2-3 years ago. I was bawling. And it wasn’t because the movie was gory or anything, but while watching, something clicked inside me: That’s what happened to my God and King because of me — for me. Because, if I was the only person that God needed to ransom himself for in such a manner, He would have. And when that hit me, I started bawling and could not stop for the entire night. I remember as my mom was driving me home that night, I was trying to tell her what I was thinking, and I just could not because I was crying so hard that I could not speak.
So tonight, I held it together a little more. I cried a little here and there, but I was able to contain it. But what struck me today was that the movie pointedly showed the bravery of women to step up and love and serve Christ.
Repeatedly I saw that while men were more fearful of what would happen to them if they related to Christ, women ran out of their way to help Him in a little way or another. Repeatedly, women’s hearts broke when they saw their Lord beaten while men stood back as He was betrayed.
The love inside of women makes them strong. Stronger than men, when their love is considered. Maybe, I am bias — but idk. Women seemed to be more willing to put their lives out on the line (at least in the movie) than men.
And guess what?
"There is no greater love than this: To lay down one’s life for his friends".
Now “laying down one’s life” is a interesting terminology — because it does not mean solely giving up one’s life to die for his friend, but to submit his life to anything — life, suffering, pain, and even death — for his friends.
Just a Mel Gibson thang? I’m not sure. But it is late now and though I am not sleepy atm, I think this is a post for tomorrow.