Holy Week: Wednesday

The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue, That I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.  Morning after morning  he opens my ear that I may hear;  And I have not rebelled, have not turned back. I gave my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who plucked my beard; My face I did not shield  from buffets and spitting. The Lord GOD is my help, therefore I am not disgraced; I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame." (Isaiah 50:4-7)

Let's reflect on Isaiah's words which foretell Our Lord's suffering. We've all said or done things that have caused others to suffer. Let's call to mind those times and ask forgiveness for times we have caused others to suffer.


  1. Strange, isn't it, how, no matter how hard we try, we never seem to be able to live up the standards we set for ourselves. Good post, Nicola!

  2. So very true, Linda. The most important part in all that, though, is not to stop setting those high standards. Never give up the fight.