The Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross, you have saved the world.
The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross. His heart-broken mother, Mary, holds him in her arms and cries. It is so sad to watch her holding the limp body of her son.
After all the waiting, the end comes quickly. There is finality about it all. Your lifeless body taken down from the cross. There is nothing glorious about your death. A heavy, heavy weight pulls me down and oppresses my spirit.
Dear Jesus, help me to be a comfort to others who are sad. Help me to console my family and my friends when they are upset.