Way of the Cross: Station 14

Jesus is laid in the Tomb

This station brings us to grapple with the grace of closure.

Some phases of life end and cannot be retrieved. They go before we’re ready to see them go. Their going may look to the world like failure or sting with unfairness. When Jesus submits to the death of his ministry, when Jesus is cast out by both state and synagogue, one life ends so that another can begin.

For Reflection: Am I able to trust that the tombs of my life are gateways to resurrection?

Prayer: Jesus, give me the grace to see in all the dead ends of my life the possibility of new life.