This year, during Holy Week, we will be showing images of the crucifixion from around the monastery, to assist you in your devotion at this time. Today’s image comes from the chapel.

The Old Testament reading is the first Servant Song of Isaiah. Here is the first part of it: ‘Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law’.

The love of God the Father for His Son is so clear in these lines; and the Son is supported by the Father throughout this long course of suffering, as is brought out in sacred art down the centuries. May God bless you in these days as you accompany our Lord.