“The Scourging at the Pillar” This mystery is a difficult one to meditate upon. Jesus, a self-proclaimed pacifist, who would go as far as stop violence, willingly takes a beating. He is left scarred and broken, and unfortunately, this is not the end of this journey. He moves forward, knowing that things are about to get worse but also knowing that in the end, everything will get better. How often do we feel we are left scarred and broken? How often do we feel like we can’t move forward? That we can’t heal? But we must heal, we must. We move forward, knowing that our days might get worse, but also knowing that with God, in the end, everything will be better.. . .
Wrap your arms around yourself in a hug. Allow your own touch to heal yourself. If you can do so without causing any pain or damage, gently touch any scars or wounds. Acknowledge the past hurt or pain but also recognize how far you’ve come. Recognize how far you’ll continue going as long as you have God by your side.
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