My Lord, on the cross you make all things new. But I look at the world and see it full of human cruelty, of wickedness, of misery and suffering. Our Jewish brothers cry: how can you look at this world and think that it has been redeemed? It takes amazing faith to see the cruelty of a Michael Schiavo, the suffering of Terri and to feel hope. We do not know you, we have not seen you. If we had truly stood at the foot of your cross with your mother we could not drive these nails into your flesh. Please help us in our weakness to see the world with your eyes of love from the cross. Help us to call this Friday good.