In my musings on presenting oneself before The Cross on Calvary, beside Mary, the Apostle John and the Holy Women, it has since seemed to me that, that being the case, our fantastic God had prepared for such an event.Could The Almighty perhaps
Is there an event He has not prepared for?
I asked myself:-
have decreed that those
with Jesus at Golgotha
during His Passion,
were also there
as personal representatives
of the future Saints
of different times and places ?
Could the various people supporting Jesus Christ one way or another during His Passion, represent the different types of Christ's followers down through the centuries?especially the Priests of Christ
Could it be that John the Apostle, for example, represents all those - fearless, chaste, loving - who stand beside Jesus Christ and His Church to the end, or, if they do not know Jesus or His Church, stand for goodness, truth and love; and so give Jesus some strength and consolation throughout His Passion?
That he represents all those men and women genuinely consecrated to spiritual goodness, truth and love, of every religion but
who generate Him on the Catholic altars, since Golgotha?join their crosses to Jesus' Cross,
Could it be that Simon of Cyrene, who helped Jesus carry His Cross, represents all those people who suffer greatly in patience and perseverance and who, knowingly or unknowingly,
thus making His Cross a little easier to bear: indeed, actually helping Him carry His Cross?in their lament,
Could it be that the weeping Holy Women represent all those who are inconsolable over the injustices and wrongs of the world especially upon the most innocent and the most defenceless, the unborn and the aged, and
give Jesus a little relief
from the atrocious wrongs and injustices
incurred upon Himself?
Could it be that the Good Thief on the cross beside Jesus represents all those who have been caught up in inequity and evil but who have cried out for and embraced,
and in this, provided Jesus with just a slight delight amidst His great agony? when presented with positive proof
Could it be that the Roman centurion - in spite of his being a part of those who sought Jesus' Life, cried out Indeed this was the Son of God - represents all those who,
of Jesus' role as Messiah,
give instant recognition
and give glory to God and to His Christ?all those spiritual leaders of every type
Could it be that Peter, who was to be given the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and who in his bravado for Jesus' safety, cut off a soldier's ear, was reproved for his action and then later, even denied Jesus, but repented - could it be that he represents
who seek Truth
and in spite of adversity and setbacks, become pillar-stones of Truth, and in their love for Truth, align themselves with Jesus Who is Truth-personified, thus showing recognition, acknowledgment and appreciation of The Son of God, soothing His every wound on The Cross? Could it be that Peter, human, yet as Christ's Vicar on earth, infallible, represent all the Popes down the centuries?
Could it be that the other Apostles who even though they did not show themselves as such during Jesus' Passion, represent all those spiritual leaders
of every religion
who at first flee or step back from
but who later rebound with astonishing enthusiasm, to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, forming the Unity sought in Jesus' words:- John 17:22 And the glory which thou hast given me,
I have given to them:
that, they may be one,
as we also are one?
Could it be that that
these present-day Apostles
of the New Evangelisation,
having lead their faithful back
within the Mystical Body of Christ,
provide the Sacrificial Lamb of God,
with delicious satisfaction
during His timeless, spaceless pinnacle
on The Cross,
joining Creator and creation?
Could it be that the Mother, the Woman, Mary, represents all mothers, everywhere, especially those whose children