The Twelfth Station:
Let us meditate on Jesus dying on the Cross.
The Lord saved the whole world through the Cross.
◘ Jesus Christ, we adore You and praise You.
Most beloved Lord, You have become the Sacrificial
Victim by offering up Your whole Body for the salvation of the human race!
○ The Lord, Who was innocent, forgave those who were
killing Him by praying, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what
they do" (Luke 23:34).
We have wounded our neighbors and also have been
wounded by them because of jealousy and envy, hatred and reproaches,
feeling of being betrayed and anger, misunderstandings and hardened
resentments, and sometimes unavoidable circumstances. Let us deeply
meditate on the Love of the Lord Who forgave even those who were killing
Him. Have mercy on us so that we may repent all the sins we have
committed until now and forgive and love even our enemies.
● When one of the robbers condemned to death and hung
on a cross on the right side of the Lord implored the Lord, filled with
trust in Him, "Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom,"
the Lord saw his truly repentant eyes and said, "Amen I say to thee,
this day thou shalt be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:42-43).
Even when we feel that we are so incapable of doing
anything and so unworthy and when we are so frustrated and depressed that
we even wish to drown ourselves, help us totally repent our sins, implore
the Lord, filled with trust in Him like the good robber, become little
souls in simple ways according to the Will of the Lord and the Blessed
Mother, and enter Heaven on the last day through the Lord's sublimest love
with which He shed His Blood and water to the last drop while He was
nailed to the Cross for three hours in the midst of the humiliation of
receiving all kinds of hatred and insults, and through the merits that He
earned when His side was penetrated by a spear and His Heart was pierced
by it. (Meditate for a while.)
○ "My beloved little souls! The humiliation that
My Human Nature suffered while I was nailed to the Cross and was dying
miserably in extreme pains was truly tragic. However, it was not really a
shame or humiliation but God's infinite love for the purpose of saving the
human race" (The Lord's message on August 5, 1986, from Julia's
diary). We will always remember these words of the Lord, become little
souls who do penance for the insults given to the Lord and console the
Blessed Mother, and more gracefully offer up our whole lives by converting
them into prayers. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary,
and Glory be.
◘ Mother, we ask you to engrave the Lord's Wounds
deeply into our hearts.