Friday, March 21, 2008

Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments

The Tenth Station of the Cross

Reflection: Jesus is stripped of his garments. You have reached the place where your life is now about to end. In their hands you are stripped of your garments. The humiliation of being exposed without any protection of clothing must have been difficult. Yet in our day as well as then, people had worn clothing to expose themselves for the pleasure of others. To flaunt what they had without realizing the time you were stripped naked for all present to witness a degrading moment for you. Your helplessness as they took away your dignity. Do we dress modestly to cover ourselves in dignity and respect. One has to read of moments in prisoners of war lives to understand how degrading being stripped of their clothes is for them. Or people stolen from their families and sold into slavery. Yet we take for granted this wonderful aspect of clothing our bodies out of respect for ourselves and for God. May we truly understand what you underwent in this suffering.

Prayer: Please say an Our Father and Glory Be

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