Monday, March 21, 2016

Poem: “Here is the Man” By Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Let us pause to contemplate Christ’s
disfigured face:
it is the face of the Man of Sorrows,
who took upon himself the burden
of all our mortal anguish.
His face is reflected in that of every
person who is humiliated and
offended, sick and suffering, alone,
abandoned and despised.
Pouring out his blood, he has
rescued us from the slavery of
death, he has broken the solitude of
our tears, he has entered into our
every grief and our every anxiety.