Friday, March 29, 2013

The Triduum Continues: Good Friday

Crucifixion, by Peter Paul Reubens, ca. 1610-1611

"The same Peter who professed Jesus Christ, now says to him: You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. I will follow you, but let us not speak of the Cross. That has nothing to do with it. I will follow you on other terms, but without the Cross. When we journey without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, when we profess Christ without the Cross, we are not disciples of the Lord, we are worldly: we may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, but not disciples of the Lord" Pope Francis from his homily from the Missa Pro Ecclesia with the Cardinal Electors in the Sistine Chapel.

Of course, one could insert "deacon" in this exhortation too. In light of that and of my post yesterday, Deacon Bill Ditewig has a wonderful post on this very subject over on his blog Deacon's Today: "Pope Francis: The Deacon's Pope."

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