The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross



The public spectacle of the crucifixion; it was an event that 

drew out the masses, so they could participate in the 

condemnation; they joined the crowd, the mob, like people 

still do today.


People are terrified of standing out from the crowd, 

most people align themselves with whatever the political 

correct narrative says at any given time, without reflecting, 

they just take it onboard, and then afterwards they believe that 

it comes from themselves, not realizing that their beliefs was 

simply downloaded from outside them. 


"This and that is "good, 

cool, attractive", this and that is "bad, old fashioned or stupid".

(When I was young being fat, ugly and unintelligent was "bad", 

but now it is the height of coolness!)

I grew up in the 60s and 70s, it was a time of a great shift in 

the world, "out with the old and in with the new", so to speak,

everybody demanding liberation and emancipation, always at 

somebody else's cost, but this self centered culture took foothold 


Personal happiness and fulfillment was "the meaning of life".


Eastern philosophies were brought to the West in a big way, and 

personal psychotherapy became the norm for everybody.


Looking for peace and stability in ways outside of ourselves, open 

to manipulation by a massive industry of "well being", which is 

business like all other businesses; they are there to make money.


But the way our integrated nature functions is the other way


The only way "out" is in.  By living the interior authentic life 

we have what it takes to be truly liberated. By fully

accepting our restraints and even sometimes the feeling of 

being a captive, a prisoner, by always uniting ourselves to 

Jesus; true God and true Man, we find true freedom, and 

genuine healing.

Healing from all our fears and all our wounds. 


"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. 

When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy 

went and sold all he had and bought that field.


  "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking 

for fine pearls.  When he found one of great value, he went 

away and sold everything he had and bought it."

Matthew 13:44-46


We are the field in which the treasure is buried.


We have the precious Pearl of Life inside us; 

The Kingdom of God.


Jesus is our brother, our teacher, our ever present friend. 

He laid down His entire life for us, what do we give back 

in turn?


Also; do we fully realize that each one of us is also going 

to die? And that we have to account for our life?

Do we prepare for this?


We often complain of neglect and abandonment, but even 

God Himself, felt abandoned as He hung on the Cross;


"About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, 

“Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” 

(which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Matthew 27:46



Fruit of the Mystery: A greater love for God and for souls.

May the grace of this mystery come into our souls.

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