Stations of the Cross - Station 6
Posted on the 2nd Apr 2021 in the category Resources
A woman wipes the face of Jesus
Read the Scripture
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
from the book of the Prophet Isaiah 53.2-3
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by others;
a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity;
and as one from whom others hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him of no account.
from St Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians 4.5-6
We do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Thanks be to God.
Meditate on the Scripture
The death of Jesus on the cross proclaims that God loves us thoroughly, without limit, to the point of sacrifice and victimhood; and it assures us that the same ability to love is given to each of us. But it also invites us to reflect on how our relationships with others may be inspired by courage and loyalty, by dedication and service to others as brothers, as sisters. There are many simple realities in our daily life through which Jesus asks us, from His cross, to enter into a profound conversion of life, to kneel truthfully before the cross and grasp that such realism and faithfulness change lives.
Pray to the Lord
The love of the Father shines in the face of Jesus. Contemplating this truth we lift our prayers and desires to God.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy … [Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison. …]
Lord Jesus, who from the cross draw all men and women to Yourself: Lord, have mercy. …
Lord Jesus, who touch our hearts and move them to conversion: Lord, have mercy. …
Lord Jesus, who give the world the word of salvation: Lord, have mercy. …
This is the time when Christ visits the soul.
Store up the Lord’s word to you
O God, comforter of all who are afflicted, illumine the mystery of suffering and death with the hope that shines from the face of Christ; help us to unite the great sufferings of this present time to the sufferings of Your Son, so that His power may also be revealed in us; through the same Christ our Lord.
O holy Mary pray for us: that the wounds your Son endured, which pierced your soul also,
may be imprinted in our hearts, and revealed in lives of mercy and peace.