Thursday, April 17, 2014
Pope Francis gives us Special Prayer for Holy Week - "Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Lord..."
Pope Francis encouraged people to hold a crucifix, kiss it and say the prayer: “Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Lord.” Watching Jesus suffer and die, the Pope said: “We see the suffering of all humanity and we find the divine response to the mystery of evil, suffering and death. We often feel horror because of the evil and pain around us and we ask: ‘Why does God allow this?’ It hurts deeply when we see suffering and death, especially when it involves the innocent. When we see children suffering, it wounds our hearts. “This week it would do all of us good to look upon a crucifix, kiss the wounds of Jesus,” he said. “He took upon himself all human suffering.”