One Minute Meditation

The Second Sorrowful Mystery

THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR

  • Jesus is taken before the High Priest where He is falsely accused, buffeted and insulted.
  • The Jewish leaders take Jesus before Pilate, for only he can impose the death penalty.
  • The robber, Barabbas, is preferred to Jesus.
  • Pilate can “find no cause in Him”, yet to appease the Jews, he orders Jesus to be scourged.
  • The scourge is made of leather thongs to which are attached small sharp bones.
  • Jesus is bound to a pillar and cruelly scourged until His whole body is covered with deep wounds.
  • The Lamb of God offers His suffering for the sins of mankind.
  • Jesus suffers so much in His sacred flesh to satisfy, especially, for sins of the flesh.
  • The prophesy of Isiah is fulfilled: “He was wounded for our iniquities, He was bruised for our sins.”
  • Father, by the merits of Jesus in this painful scourging, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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Author Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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