During the Triduum, we’re pairing Stations of the Cross at various parishes where Missionaries of the Precious Blood are in ministry with thoughts from Missionaries about Lent, holiness, prayer and our connection to Christ. This station, Jesus dies on the cross, is from Immaculate Conception Church in Celina, Ohio.

From Fr. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S., moderator general of the C.PP.S. worldwide: “Did you ever get angry with God and say, ‘Why aren’t you doing what you’re supposed to be doing?’ I hate it when God doesn’t keep to my plans. When things don’t go the way we think they should go—how do we respond? How does that effect you spiritually? Do you ever get angry with God because the journey you thought you were taking doesn’t end up being the journey you are on? Maybe God does know what God is doing. Maybe God should win and we should surrender. Maybe we should trust the journey.

“Where God wants us to be is in God’s own heart. Always, the journey is to the heart of God, to communion & union with God. Are you ready to take the journey? Will you trust the invitation? What journey are you on? What journey are you avoiding?”

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