My Five Wounds


Matthias Grunewald – Crucifixion panel

Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  John 1:29



I took on the sins of the world.  My 5 wounds show this.  The world has fallen and sin and death are part of it because of the fall.

For every lash in my body when I was scourged, I felt your cancer and sickness.  All forms of physical illness that were unleashed because of the fall.  I feel your pain as you suffer.  I feel the pain of those abused at the hands of another.

When my head was crowned with thorns, I knew every impure thought, and prideful thought my people undergo.  I even know the mental illness.

When my hands were pierced, I knew every time you grabbed that drug, stole that item, clicked that link to pornography, abused that person.  Nailing yourself down, enslaved to sin.

When my feet were nailed I knew every sinful place you walked to, every bed of adultery, every brothel house, every place of greed that nails you down to sin.

When my heart was pierced, I knew every hard heart that rejects my love and refuses to repent.  Causing wars and rumors of wars.

Look at my 5 wounds and know I KNOW.



Yet in all of these things I know, look at my 5 wounds and KNOW MY LOVE.

My love knows you completely and loves you completely.

My love can break you free of the sin that nails you down.  My love can heal the sickness sin let in the world.

Look at my 5 wounds and receive not condemnation, but grace, humility, charity, faith, hope and love.

These 5 wounds will set you free.  Abandon yourself to me.

– Your Divine Spouse ***


***Author’s note:

I write what pops in my head as letters from God.
I wrote this as a reflection of what I thought God was saying to me.
I was taught to journal this way by my Spiritual Director.  He said as long as it doesn’t stray from Scripture and the magisterium of the Church, I can write what pops in my head while I am praying.  This actually popped in my head while praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.
From time to time I share some of my entries on my blog.


About veilofveronica

I am a mother and wife as well as an RCIA and Adult Faith Formation catechist at a parish in the south. I have 3 children and a great husband.
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6 Responses to My Five Wounds

  1. Brea Cannon says:

    Thank you for sharing, Susan. The desire for our love- that He shared with you- brought me to tears. “When my heart was pierced, I knew every hard heart that rejects my love and refuses to repent.”
    This morning I was reflecting on how my sins are hurting my loved ones and neighbors in ways I cannot fathom. Pride, greed, and envy are rooted so deeply in our society and in my own heart. This is a great reminder to abandon all things I make my gods and give it all up in exchange for grace, humility, charity, faith, hope and love. Peace to your heart, Dear Friend.

  2. Theresa says:

    Wow…. Indeed it’s a very powerful posting and one I will print off. I can only say thank you to you and your spiritual director for sharing what our Lord says. Words needed.

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