Jesus Is Taken Down From the Cross.


 

STN 13

The Thirteenth Station

What tender mourning!  Jesus' lifeless body lies in his mother's arms.  He has truly died.  A profound sacrifice, complete.

 

 

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

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I behold this scene at the foot of the cross.  I contemplate touching, caressing his body.  I remember all his hands have touched, all who have been blessed by his warm embrace.

I pause to let it soak in.  He knows the mystery of death.  He has fallen into God's hands.

For me.  That I might love as I have been loved.  I pour out my heart to the God of all mercies.