The Church urges Catholics during the last two weeks of Lent to turn our minds and hearts to Jesus on the cross, recognizing the beautiful gift of himself that he gave to all of us.
One way to remind ourselves of the depths of Jesus’ love is to begin each morning recalling his Passion.
Dom Prosper Gueranger suggests the following morning spiritual exercise in his Liturgical Year.
During these two weeks the Christian on waking in the morning should unite himself with the Church, who repeats these words of St. Paul at every Hour of the Divine Office during the last three days of Holy Week (note: Today, these words are sung at Morning Prayer during the Sacred Triduum):
Christ became, for our sake, obedient unto death, even to death on the Cross.
He should after this profoundly … adore the infinite goodness of this Jesus who made himself a Victim, that he might save us sinners.
As Good Friday draws near, let us redouble our efforts to stand at the foot of the cross.