Sixth Station

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus


We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because, by your holy cross,
you have redeemed the world


Reading
And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ (Matthew 25:40)


Meditation
In a great act of kindness a woman stepped forward from the crowd and wiped the bloodstained face of Jesus. A few days earlier another woman had annointed Jesus with costly perfume. A few hours later a man would give Jesus his tomb.

All of these were acts of love and charity to the Lord. And we can perform similar acts of charity to Jesus, living now in our brothers and sisters in need. For whatever we do to help one another we do it for Jesus.


Lord Jesus,
you care for all your people.
Lord, have mercy
Christ have mercy

Lord Jesus,
you ask us to love one another
as you have loved us.
Lord, have mercy
Christ have mercy

Lord Jesus,
help us to see you living in others.
Lord, have mercy
Christ have mercy

Holy God
Holy Mighty One
Holy Immortal One
have mercy on us and on the whole world.