Friday, 6 April 2012

Way of the Cross: Eighth Station

Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

V. We adore you, O Christ and praise you.
R. Because by Your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


From the Passion according to Mark
And there were women looking at him from afar, among whom were also Mary the Magdalene, and Mary mother of James the Little and of Joses, and Salome, the women who when he was in the Galilee used to follow him and minister to him, and many other women who came with him up to Jerusalem.


Jesus life and ministry would have been impossible were it not for the support and assistance of the numerous women in his life. And, unlike his apostles, they were with him to the very end. Do you appreciate the gifts of men and women as much as you could?


Jesus, our Saviour, by your death you wanted to plant the seeds for a new heaven and a new earth. Give us the wisdom to recognise that all gifts come from you through the Holy Spirit, and that our gifts complement, rather than contradict, each other.


All: Our Father …
Christ above in torment hangs;
She beneath beholds the pangs
Of her dying glorious Son.
Find the remaining stations here.

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