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Mt 27: 33-36

Upon arriving at a site called Golgotha,


a name which means Skull Place, they gave him a drink of wine flavoured with gall,
which he tasted but refused to drink.
When they had crucified him, they divided his clothes among them by casting lots; then they sat down there and kept watch over him.


Jesus would give up everything of this world, before He left it. He exercised the most perfect poverty. When He left the Holy House of Nazareth, and went out to preach, He had not where to lay His head. He lived on the poorest food, and on what was given to Him by those who loved and served Him. And therefore He chose a death in which not even His clothes were left to Him. He parted with what seemed most necessary, and even a part of Him, by the law of human nature since the fall.

Grant us in like manner, O dear Lord,
to care nothing for anything on earth,
and to bear the loss of all things,
and to endure even shame, reproach, contempt, and mockery,
rather than that Thou shalt be ashamed of us at the last day
.





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