The Third Sorrowful Mystery - Jesus is crowned with thorns and ridiculed
Jesus accepted the external sign of a crown of thorns in order to show us that not only by sins of the flesh is God offended, but also by sins of the intellect.
In our own day, what thorn could be more painful than the obstinacy of some Catholics who promote the crime of abortion in defiance of the law of God and the constant teaching of the Church? They refuse to render consent to God's revealed truth. In their blindness, they dare to "play God".
God is Pro-life. Advocacy of abortion cannot be reconciled with faith. Abortion can only be the result of an atheistic mentality.
Let us pray through the merits of Jesus Christ who, "Though He was in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped at: (Phil. 2:6), that those who support abortion may be granted a conversion of mind and heart. May all believers be united in promoting the right o life of all human beings.
- Pro-Rosary reflections, Daughters of St. Paul.