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The Scourging of Our Lord at the Pillar

by Fr. Peter deSousa

Pray to the Holy Spirit and then prayerfully read Matthew 27 :20-26

Many of us saw Mel Gibson's movie : "The Passion". The scene of the scourging was indeed horrible and painful to watch. If I was in Jesus' place I would feel humiliated, terrified, helpless, at the mercy of my tormentors.

Do I turn to God who alone is my refuge and the source of my strength at such times? Do I seek his help?

Perhaps Pilate thought he would assuage the blood-thirst of the people and they would pity Jesus, seeing him so cruelly inflicted. Washing his hands of the death of Jesus was only to salve his own conscience. Do I also try to avoid assuming responsibility when I have to make unpopular decisions, in such devious ways?

Let me come out of my comfort zone and enter into the arena of life where many victims of injustice need a voice to speak out on their behalf, a helping hand to set them free. There is a price to get involved, that I may have to pay. "As long as you did it to one of these the least of my brothers and sisters, you did it to me" says Jesus." (Mt 25:40,45)

Let us pray for and reach out to stand by and help all those who need our voice and hands.

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