If you attend the Liturgy of Good Friday today you will most likely hear The Reproaches, a dialogue between us and God as we venerate the Crucifix. This call and response includes the repeated line:
“My people, what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me!”
Today on this on this most solemn of feasts, the day in which we commemorate our Lord’s passion and death on the cross Fr. Mark-Mary encourages us to meditate on these Reproaches of Good Friday and ask ourselves, what have I done for God versus what God has done for me?
Meet Fr. Mark-Mary
Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.
The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.
Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progress, both available from Ascension.