We adore you O Christ and we bless you
Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world
“They divided my clothing among them and for my garments they cast lots.”
Playing dice for Jesus’ clothes was a game, a diversion for the soldiers – they were doing their job. Before the crowd he was stripped of any remnant of dignity – and yet the thief, the centurion, and those who loved him, and perhaps those who had heard him and respected him saw within his true, innate dignity as son of the Father.
We pray Lord, that we too will learn to see you, and recognise you in the midst of squalor, and poverty knowing that you dwell among and within all those in need.
(Our reflections and prayers for the Stations of the Cross this year have been written for us by Sister Jean Mary CHN)