Posted by: San Damiano | October 7, 2016

Lord Jesus Crucified

O the Pain, O the Pain!  My God Your Pain…

How excruciating!

For love of me, For Love of all! To forgive me.

To forgive the world.

To embrace me, to embrace all who believe,

O the Pain, my God Your Pain.

With grateful heart, I thank and praise You.


Crucified, my God, crucified,

What do You ask of me?

Give me an open heart…willing and ready.

Crucified, my God, crucified

Draw me closer and closer.

Speak gently that I might hear.


Crucified, my God, crucified,

Lead me to love deeply.

And serve generously.


Crucified, my God, crucified,

Help me sit quietly, in stillness.

And contemplate Your great goodness.


Crucified, my God, crucified,

Unite me in suffering.

and intimately hold me to Yourself.


Crucified, my God, crucified,

Help me be Your joyful cross bearer.

and alleviate some of Your suffering.

God’s Response

You ask what I ask of you? It is this:

Stay close, in touch with My inspirations and beckoning calls. My Heart is speaking to yours but often you are so busy with your own agendas that I can’t get through.  Stay focused on Me and I will accomplish all.  Give time but take time for yourself  without feeling guilty as you often do. Don’t you know I love you?

Reflection by:

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio





  1. Poem – What is love?

    Two men came to Jesus
    With different motivations.
    They asked Him the same question
    Relevant to all the nations:

    Which is the Most Important?
    The answer was the same.
    Jesus did not manipulate
    He was not there to play a game.

    “Love the Lord your God” said Jesus
    as He quoted from The Law –
    to fulfill and not abolish
    was His purpose, full of awe.

    Jesus did not make all Scripture
    Into one new great commandment.
    He summarized The Law and Prophets
    “First and Greatest” and “The Second.”

    The Love of God is higher
    Than the love of any man.
    Receive from God, give back to God-
    Then to others, that’s His plan.

    The Love of God involves much more
    Than simply “love your fellow man.”
    Worship, trust, and pray to God,
    and obey Him – that’s His plan

    To worship and pray to neighbors,
    Whoever they may be,
    Or trust and obey our enemies
    Would be idolatry.

    The love of God is first and greatest,
    And the love of man is second.
    “All we need is love” are words
    of dead Beetles on the pavement.

    “The entire law is summed up in a single command”
    are not the words of Jesus our Salvation.
    It’s false teaching of Paul the Pharisee
    an “accuser of our brethren.”

    “Love” without God is Satan’s word through Paul
    in his chapter to the Corinthians.
    “I will show you the most excellent way”
    is the road to eternal perdition.

    Where is God in Paul’s chapter on love?
    Nowhere in view of the eye.
    Paul sings about himself like a Mexican Mariachi
    “I, I, I, I.”

    Jesus is The Most Excellent Way
    Not the words of a Pharisee.
    The words of Jesus are very clear.
    Jesus said, “You must follow ME.”

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