TENTH STATION -
JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS GARMENT
“We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.”
With my son finally relieved of the weight of the cross.
I thought he would have a chance to rest.
But the guards immediately started to rip his clothes
off the blood-clotted skin.
The sight of my son in such pain was unbearable.
Yet, since I knew this had to be.
I stood by and cried silently.
in my own way I too have stripped you.
I have taken away the good name of another by foolish talk,
and have stripped people of human dignity by my prejudice.
there are so many ways I have offended you
through the hurt I have caused others.
Help me to see you in all people.