Friday, March 29, 2013

Day 2 of the Easter Triduum: Good Friday

He was spurned and avoided by men,
a man of suffering, accustomed to infirmity,
One of those from whom men hide their faces, 
spurned, and we held him in no esteem.
Yet it was our infirmities that he bore,
our sufferings that he endured,
While we thought of him as stricken, 
as one smitten by God and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our offenses,
crushed for our sins,
Upon him was the chastisement that
makes us whole,
by his stripes we were healed.
We had all gone astray like sheep,
each following his own way;
But the Lord laid upon him the guilt of us all.
(Isaiah 53:3-6)

...he surrendered himself to death
and was counted among the wicked;
And he shall take away the sins of many,
and win pardon for their offenses.
(Isaiah 53: 12)

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