Saturday, March 22, 2008

Take Him Down

Over many years, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen always ended his traditional Good Friday preaching... with the following stirring and timeless reflection:

" For whenever there is silence round about me---by day or night---I am startled by a cry!

It came down from the cross the first-time I heard it!

And I went out and searched....... and I found a man in the throes of crucifixion!

And I said: " I will take you down”!

And he said: " I cannot be taken down until every man and woman and child come together to take me down”!

But I said: "What can I do ?! ....I cannot bear your cry"!!

And he said: " Go into the world and tell everyone that you meet---
There is a man on the cross!!

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