The Twelfth Station

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The Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.

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

After three long hours on the cross, poor Jesus dies.  Darkness settles over the land, even though it is only 3 o’clock in the afternoon.  The earth trembles and we are all afraid.  I am so sad to see Jesus dead on the cross.

Lord Jesus, your broken and lifeless body calls me to deeper faith.  You chose death, even on the cross.  Help me to see my crosses as ways of loving you.

Dear Jesus, I know you have died on the cross today to show me how much you love me.  There is no end to your love.  You died to save me.  I do not deserve all this love and yet I know that you will love me always.

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