Prayer for Good Friday

Carrying the Cross of Christ

(Mosaic: Carrying the Cross of Christ by Gabriel Loire)1

It is a sign
that we cannot
really understand
what it means
for God to die,
that we remember
this day when
truth and beauty
hung upon a cross
and we call it good.

What our minds cannot comprehend,
our words cannot express.

So, we can do nothing
but stand in silence
before the glory
and the horror
of the cross.


  1. Loire, Gabriel, 1904-1996. Carrying the cross of Christ, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved April 14, 2017]. Original source:↩︎