April 2, 2021
Good Friday – April 2
What language shall I borrow to thank thee dearest friend
for this thy dying sorrow, thy pity without end?
O, make me thine forever! and should I fainting be, Lord,
let me never, never outlive my love for thee.
~ Paul Gerhardt, 1607 – 1676
O God, nails would not have held your Son to the cross had not love held him there. Make us truly thankful for his great love shown on the cross; and grant that it may fix and steady us in those situations and places which we might most happily desert.
~ Catherine of Siena, 1347-80