Friday, March 21, 2008
The Thirteenth Station of the Cross
Reflection: Jesus is taken down from the Cross. So much has happened this day and now they are removing your body from the wooden cross. A place that brought shame and suffering to you dear Jesus. Now you are being placed in the arms of your mother, who stood at the foot of the very cross they took you from. She stood by you throughout your whole ordeal and suffered with you. When they lanced your side she too felt the pain as well as the nails that went through your skin. Her anguish and love for you is immortalized for all time and eternity as your perpetual witness. She would go to the ends of the world to cease the suffering you endured. O Jesus, our beloved, who for all time has taken our suffering and sin and died to redeem us. And all we do to repay this act of love and forgiveness is to continue as if you didn't exist. What a pity for us then.
Prayer: Please say an Our Father and Glory Be