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Passion Sunday

THE LOVE OF THE CROSS
Look, I say, at the border of this mirror, that is,
the poverty of Him
Who was placed in a manger and
wrapped in swaddling clothes.

O marvelous humility!
O astonishing poverty!
The King of angels,
the Lord of heaven and earth,
is laid in a manger!

Then reflect upon, at the surface of the mirror,
the holy humility, at least the blessed poverty,
the untold labors and punishments
that He endured for the redemption of the whole human race.

Finally contemplate, in the depth of this mirror,
the ineffable charity that He chose
to suffer on the tree of the Cross
and to die there the most shameful kind of death

St Clare of Assisi, “The Fourth Letter to Agnes of Prague” 56
Taken from Lent and Easter wisdom from St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi

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