The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
Jesus is Condemned to Death
Painting by Jen Norton https://www.jennortonartstudio.com/jen-norton-catholic-art-blog/
We do not know at what point Jesus realized that he was fully God incarnate and that the destination of his human life was his death. Certainly, by the night before the Passover seder that he shared with his disciples, the situation was clear.
As Jesus receives his death sentence, he is silent, and willing to embrace the inevitable suffering that awaits him.
What truth has God revealed to you during this Pandemic? How has God helped you see the truth in your own life?
In the midst of this pandemic, Jesus stands with all whose suffering renders them passive. We remember especially patients who must endure their illnesses and rely on the care of others. As the virus renders their bodies passive, may we actively turn to Christ, who also experienced a body made passive through suffering.
Pray now in silence for all patients ill with COVID-19.
When you’re ready, offer this prayer and move to the next station.
Prayer: We adore you, O Christ and we bless you. Because by your Holy Cross, you have redeemed the world. Amen.