The Tenth Station

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The Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Clothes

We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.

Because by your holy cross, you have saved the world.

Finally reaching Golgotha, the soldiers roughly tear Jesus’ clothes from his battered, bloodstained body.  He is so weak and frail. They divided his clothes among themselves and cast lots for his tunic.

Jesus, your journey is over.  As if following an accustomed routine, the soldiers remove your garments - the final I.  And what do you have left?  Everything seems to be taken from you: your good name, your physical well-being, your following of disciples, and now even your decency.

Oh Jesus, they have taken away your clothes, but they have not taken away your great love for us.  You have shown love to us even when we abandoned you.  Help us never to abandon you again, but to love you always.

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