Jesus Falls for the First Time
“He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows” (Is 53:4)
Lord, we thank you for all those new Samaritans of the third millennium who, today too, can be found on our streets, stooping with love and compassion over the many physical and spiritual wounds of those who live every night in fear and the terror of darkness, loneliness and indifference.
Sadly, Lord, often today we are no longer able to see those in need, those hurt and humiliated. We are quick to demand respect for our rights and interests, but we forget those of the poor and the last in line.
Lord, grant us the grace to overcome our blindness to their tears, their sufferings and their cry of pain, so that through them we can encounter you.
From “The Way of the Cross with Pope Francis.”
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