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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Tenth Station of the Cross

The tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments – reflections by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC

Narrator:  After His painful journey, Jesus finally reaches Golgotha, where His execution will now be carried out.  The soldiers strip Jesus of His garments, continuing to taunt and humiliate Him.  Some of the soldiers began to roll dice to see who would get the cloak of Jesus.  After enduring this public humiliation, Jesus was ordered to lie down on the cross, and he was prepared for the awful agony of what was about to be done to Him.

All:  Humble Lord, just as You first emptied Yourself of glory to share our life, so now are You stripped of everything so that we might be boundlessly enriched.  As Your clothing is torn from Your flesh, Your many wounds are reopened and Your blood flows afresh.  May we imitate Your obedience and learn to discipline our selfish sensuality.  O Christ, You are the Savior of the world. Amen