It’s easy for people, now that Lent is over, to forget about the Passion and death of Our Lord. Not in the true sense of forgetting, but in the way that we people are almost best, where we put in in the back of our minds and are ‘aware’ of it, but don’t do anything about it. Well, here are some words the saints have to say about the Passion of Christ:
“In our meditation, the Passion of Christ comes out of its cold historical frame and stops being a pious consideration, presenting itself before our eyes, as terrible, brutal, savage, bloody... yet full of Love.
— And we feel that sin cannot be regarded as just a trivial error: to sin is to crucify the Son of God, to tear his hands and feet with hammer blows, and to make his heart break.” St Josemaria Escriva.
"He who desires", says St. Bonaventure, "to go on advancing from virtue to virtue, from grace to grace, should meditate continually on the Passion of Jesus." And he adds that "there is no practice more profitable for the entire sanctification of the soul than the frequent meditation of the sufferings of Jesus Christ."
"The remembrance of the most holy Passion of Jesus Christ is the door through which the soul enters into intimate union with God, interior recollection and most sublime contemplation..."
"The Passion of Christ is the greatest and most stupendous work of Divine Love...
"The greatest and most overwhelming work of God's love." St. Paul of the Cross.
So we can see how important this is! If you’re still not convinced, then just do a search for the Saints words on the Passion. Look it up and you'll get all the affirmation you need.
Hey, and if you need help with your Passion meditation I have a booklet to help with that! Written like fiction, read how the apostle John saw the Passion of Christ as he describes it in his own words.
But seriously, this isn’t just a plug for my book, this is a very important fact, that meditating on and contemplating the Passion of Our Lord is very important. The benefits to the soul are amazing! So what are we waiting for? I mean, we have the words of the Saints to back us up, and what better examples do we have than them?
God bless you all, please keep me in your prayers.