07_Is It Over Yet? – Premium Content

Meditate on the fifth sorrowful mystery, and discover that the darkness surrounding Jesus at the crucifixion was the presence of Abba Father. “Do you hesitate, man, to go this way, when this is the way that God came to you?” Saint Augustine

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Action Items

As you are crucified with Christ:

  • Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for the graces to be crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20).
  • Do you have physical symptoms of woundedness? Where in your body do you feel the emotions related to your woundedness?
  • Go to Adoration and ask God to help you identify where your body is manifesting your woundedness.

LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. This week’s LOVE the Word™ exercise is according to a Augustinian* personality approach.

Listen (Receive the Word.)

Mat 27:45  Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, la’ma sabach-tha’ni?” that is, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

Observe (Connect the passage to recent events.)

Where are you experiencing the darkness of your woundedness?

In what circumstance have you felt abandoned by God? Have you spoken to Him about that?

Ask God to reveal to you where He was and is present in your woundedness.

What do you want to say to Him about that?

Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)

In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page to the right), write down your thoughts and feelings about these verses. What’s the main thing God wants you to know from this passage? What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through the mystery of the darkness surrounding Jesus at His crucifixion?

Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)

Abba, Father, show me what it means to be crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20).


*LOVE the Word™ exercises vary weekly according to the four personalities, or “prayer forms,” explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types.

Episode Resources

How to Really Love Your Child, the book I reference in this week’s video

Here’s the private Facebook discussion page for the Healing the Father Wound series, if you want to join in the conversation with a little more privacy, as I do.

What is the Rosary?

JPII’s Encyclical Letter, Dives in Misericordia, on God as Father


Psalm 22:1,6 “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? . . . I am a worm, despised by men.”

Mat 27:45  Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, la’ma sabach-tha’ni?” that is, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

Gen. 1:1-4 …darkness was on the face of the deep . . . And God said, ‘Let there be light.'”

When God came to make a covenant with Abram, the Bible states “horror and great darkness fell upon him” (Gen. 15:12).

Psalm 18:11-12 “He made darkness His secret place; His canopy around Him was dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. From the brightness before Him, His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire.”

Isaiah 45:15 “Truly You are God, who hide yourself.”

Romans 8:15   For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!”

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8 thoughts on “07_Is It Over Yet? – Premium Content

  1. Sonja, You said something about the darkness of ours sins and Jesus’s suffering along with his crying out to God asking why he has abandoned him. The eternal suffering Jesus is experiencing at this moment because of my sins, exponentially compounded with everyone else is just so incomprehensible I just can’t imagine! It makes me feel like a worm. God the Father turned away because he hates sin, I just can’t, oh how can He love us? Jesus ran to the cross! I’m just barely holding back the tears. Praise God for his forgiveness and loving us more than we deserve, and thank you for your study and words of encouragement! God bless you and keep you!

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