Father, Your Son died on the cross for me. For those, like me, who feel unworthy of Your love it is incredibly hard to write that first sentence. I know it is true! But I struggle not because I doubt You or Your Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord. I struggle because of me.
It’s easier to say that Jesus died for all of us, that You love all of us, because I’m just one of many but when it becomes personal, when it becomes about me, then ….
Antonio Caldara Crucifixus à 16 voci
[Performed by the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and Ensemble Directed by Thomas Hengelbrock]
…. how could this Crucifixus fail to move me towards the Lord?
Father, I bow down in my shame but in Your Love.