Good Friday- when we
follow Christ’s path to the cross
in hopes of salvation
Inspired by Yosa Busan (1782)
“An ancient road,” they say
Though beneath this snow.
I have a small book called Praying the Gospels through Poetry:
LENT TO EASTER by Peggy Rosenthal.
I’d like to share one of the poems called “Station Six: Compassion"
by Daniel Berrigan (from Stations: The Way of the Cross),
which paused with Jesus at that moment when:
A woman Veronica
(vera ikon true image)
removed her veil
pressed it gently
against that torment
A gesture spare piercing
Above all consequential
The cloth drawn away eccolo!
true image vera ikon impressed there
Who hearkens who cares?
her soul cries
I must I must…
a mysterious quid pro quo
the afflicted one vera ikon cries out-
“I too am human!”
May you walk with our Lord this Triduum
and may His Resurrection,
our Easter celebration,
bring blessings upon you and your family.