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Loving Jesus, you courageously involved your Mother in your sacrificial love manifested on the cross. We ask for both insight into what that implies for us as well as for the bravery and wisdom we need to carry our crosses along with you.
— from Holding Jesus

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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