This is what happens EVERY time the Mass is said. LOVE (Christ) comes down for us so that we can regain our strength in Him. The next time you go to Mass, envision this image and pray for the grace to truly believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
"When he got to the cemetery, he was bleeding heavily. His torturers had also cut off the soles of his feet and forced him to walk on salt. The boy screamed with pain but would not give in. As the road was nothing but rocks and dirt, the stones where he had walked were soaked in his blood. The soldiers said: "If you shout, ‘Death to Christ the King’, we will spare your life." He only answered: "Long live Christ the King! Long live Our Lady of Guadalupe!""
Yongsung Kim Painter art Jesus reaching hand through water to lift you out. This is beautiful. Jesus Christ's hand is outstretched no matter how deep we get or how drowned we feel. Yongsung Kim. ~ artist
WRONG! JESUS is the safest, easiest, shortest and most perfect way of approaching Jesus! For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; -1 Timothy 2:5. (ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN = JESUS. NOT MARY.)
This powerful image depicts the strength and dignity of the Savior (His body showing the whip marks of the flogging) as He stands (tall and dignified despite the tattered red robe and crown of thorns put upon Him) ready to be taken away to carry His cross to Calvary. Truly, Jesus “came into the world… to be crucified for the world, and to bear the sins of the world, and to sanctify the world, and to cleanse it from all unrighteousness; that through Him all might be saved.”
St. Rita of Cascia is the patron saint of impossible causes, abuse victims, loneliness, marriage difficulties, parenthood, widows, and the sick. Read about her life of suffering, disappointment, and ultimate glory at the link.