St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Monday, March 21, 2016

He Knew

 He rode the donkey knowing...
A few more days and His life would be over.
He would be mocked.
He would be beaten.
He would be abandoned by those whom He loved.
He knew.
Both Human and Divine,
He saw the sufferings.
He felt the pain.
His human nature recoiled,
His Divine Nature,
Love, embodied in Him,
Accepted His cross with joy.
He knew.
 He heard their praises as He rode.
He saw their souls locked in earthly thoughts.

He wept.

Soon they would turn on Him.
Soon they would demand His death.
Soon He would feel the pain of nerves raw from the whip,
Chunks of flesh torn from His body,
His Head crowned with thorns.
The day would darken.
The nails would be pounded into His Hands and Feet.

He would see His mother weeping,
Her sufferings joined with His for all mankind.
He knew.
 Love propelled Him to the cross.
As he rode,
Knowing what was to come,
He healed.
He taught.
He loved.
Love overcame the sorrow.
Love overcame the ain.
He knew. 
Salvation would come soon.

Photo credit:  Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons, Andrea Montegna