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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jesus is Nailed to the Cross ~ The Eleventh Station

The five men here who are nailing Jesus to cross are calm and efficient. They have done this before. Maybe they get paid a little for their work and are just going about their business. 

But this is nothing new, comfortability with evil doings: The corporate fellow who calmly credits the business account with personal expenses, the dealer who calmly sells drugs to kids who are just starting, the gossip who calmly tells the story to yet another villager (parishioner), the student who calmly downloads term papers off the Internet, the Christian  nurse who calmly prepares the doctor's office where abortions are performed, the elected official who pushes legislation that benefits only his people, the cleric or politician who calmly lies to protect his power.

Feodor Dostoevsky wrote: "Christ, you have come to disturb us."

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


  1. We look upon the soldiers nailing Jesus to the cross with anger. But then we must realize that we are not only standing in the crowd watching in horror, but we are also responsible. I would like to say I am sorry to Jesus for nailing him to the cross with my own sin. I seek the mercy and forgiveness made possible by his great act of love.

  2. Very good point here Father. Those that are quick to pass judgement should look within themselves. It is uncomfortable to think of all the wrongs we ourselves commit, It is truly difficult to be completely honest even with ourselves.