From the Venerable Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury:
Good Friday brings us up sharp against the recognition that something is very wrong with the human heart. The cross on which Jesus dies reminds us of the countless places where human beings make other human beings suffer unspeakably – and of the fact that most of us, most of the time, don’t notice, and, even when we do, can’t do anything to stop it or make things safe.
Today I offer a prayer for all who suffer.
Good Lord, deliver us.