Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Sixth Station ~ Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus




VERONICA HAS CROSSED THE LINE. She has no business approaching a condemned man. And to be offering him the comfort of a towel! She's breaking all the rules. 

Jesus told the parable of the farmer who planted his field by throwing seed everywhere by the fistful  (Matthew 13:4-9). It seems that most of the seed was lost as it landed on the path where the birds ate it up. Some seed fell where the thorn bushes choked it out. Other seed landed where the soil was thin and the roots hit the rock shelf and it was killed by the sun. But at least some of the seed fell where there was good soil, and it grew very nicely and produced an abundant crop.

Surely the good seed of Jesus' Word fell in Veronica's heart as she was moved to such a brave love.

Oh Jesus, make my heart like a field of good ground, where your Word of life and light can take root. Make me fruitful - abundant in tender but brave good works.

Silence

Our Father Who Art in Heaven...
Hail Mary full of grace...
Glory be to the Father...

2 comments:

  1. I must remember that Jesus's words are in my heart. To help me do His work even when the choices before me are difficult.

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  2. The name VERONICA (VERA-ICON) means true image. She is the true image of the disciple: in simplicity, holding the Word of God in her heart and acting out of that heart.

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