|V.||We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you:||R.||Because by your holy cross|
you have redeemed the world!
Jesus said: "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die."
The road of hope is paved with small steps of hope. The life of hope is made of brief moments of hope. As you, Jesus, always did what pleased your Father, every minute I want to say: Jesus, I love you, and my life is always a "new and eternal covenant" with you. Every minute I want to sing with your Church: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan
While my body here decays,
may my soul your goodness praise,
safe in paradise with you.