Good Friday...

"Christ's death recalls the mass of pain and evil weighing upon humanity in every epoch: the crushing weight of our own mortality, the hatred and violence which still bloody the earth today. The Lord's passion continues in the suffering of mankind. ... (Yet) if Good Friday is a day full of sadness, it is at the same time the best day on which to reawaken our faith, to strengthen our hope and the courage to carry our cross with humility and trust, abandoning ourselves to God in the certainty of His support and His victory."

(Pope Benedict XVI at his General Audience for April 10, 2009)

Posted on April 10, 2009 and filed under "Pope Benedict on Good Friday", "pierced hands of Christ".