An Easter meditation

By Father Dennis Meinen
View from the Scooter

As we stretch forward from the Sacred Triduum of Holy Thursday evening to Easter Sunday evening, I pray our Simon-Cross Bearers will always help others carry their cross, especially the disabled.

Lord Let Me Walk

Lord let me walk that lonely road with you,

Under the weight of the wood.

Lord let me walk that last mile in your shoes,

Under the weight of the wood.

Refrain:

Freedom can be found, laden down

Under the weight of the wood.

Lord let me cool your lips baked like clay,

Under the weight of the wood.

Dried up like rain on a hot and dusty day,

Under the weight of the wood.

They gave you gall and sour wine for your food,

Under the weight of the wood.

Father forgive them; they don’t know what they do,

Under the weight of the wood.

Lord, must the journey always end this way,

Under the weight of the wood?

How many times have we nailed you up today,

Under the weight of the wood?

The Catholic Prayer – A Special Act of Sorrow

Forgive me my sins, O Lord, forgive me my sins;

the sins of my youth, the sins of my age, the sins of my soul, the sins of my body;

my idle sins, my serious voluntary sins, the sins I know, the sins I have concealed so long and which are now hidden from my memory.
I am truly sorry for every sin, mortal and venial, for all the sins of my childhood up to the present hour.
I know my sins have wounded thy tender heart.

O my Savior, let me be freed from the bonds of evil through the most bitter passion of my redeemer.

O my Jesus, forget and forgive what I have been. Amen.

Father Dennis Meinen serves as chaplain at Holy Spirit Retirement Home, Sioux City, for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in the diocese and Calix; and Faithful Friar of the Garrigan 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, Sioux City.

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