Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Cup of Suffering, Wednesday of Holy Week





How consoling to think that Jesus,
divine strength itself,
has experienced all our weakness,
that He trembled at the sight of the bitter chalice,
the chalice He had longed for so ardently.

Saint Teresa, the Little Flower




7 comments:

He Gently Calls Us said...

It's hard for me to imagine longing for suffering, or even suffering without grumbling and complaining. I can get bent out of shape when merely inconvenienced.

Yesterday's card and meditation was really awesome also. I love the Beuron cards.

Thanks for sharing.
Kay

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for this most beautiful holy card--I was so grateful to see it this morning as I have seen this portrayal of Jesus in black and white but not in color--it is so beautiful!
Let us try to wipe His tears with our sacrifices and let us join our tears to His as we must abandon our will to Him in this unpredictable time that we find ourselves in--as long as we are ever next to Him we are safe.


d.s.

Prayerflowers said...

Oh my Sweet Micki,
Thank you for this beautiful card
I am in awe just seeing our precious Jesus and His tears it just makes you want to reach out and hold Him so tight...
God bless you for posting this picture...
I love you Micki...I am so glad I have met you...you are a joy to talk with...love prayerflowers

Easter A. said...

Dearest Micki,
I love it!

Come and visit my blog if you can. I have used one of your lovely cards once again. And this time, for a prayer poem I wrote for Holy Week.

Love you much,
Easter:-)

Marie said...

I dont think Jesus feared the physical suffering so much as the spiritual suffering.

Dear Micki:)

Wishing you a Holy & Sacred Easter:). Thankyou for these beautiful Holy Cards:) and quotations.

Peace & love to you:)

Marie xoxox

Anonymous said...

Utterly beautiful, Micki. His pose suggests a fabulous mixture of supplication, surrender,exhaustion and peace. I love it. Happy Easter to everyone. Many Thanks to all for this very enjoyable and interesting interaction.
Best Regards, Lynneda

Micki said...

Kay - I laughed at your feelings about "suffering"....gives us a great reason to ask for His help.

D.S. - Once again, great words, I love the picture of us wiping His tears with our sacrifices.

Prayerflowers - You are on my mind and in my heart. We will connect soon. Thank you for your kind words. Big hug goes out to you.

Easter - I love what you do with my holy cards. You can write poems or prayer-poems whenever you want. I love them.

Marie - And as we say in church "as also with you." You are right about the "spiritual suffering." Thanks for sharing here.

Lynneda - Thanks to you for your continued contributions...they make me smile. When are you going to start a blog?