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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fourteenth Station ~ Jesus is Buried in the Tomb




I PAUSE AT THE TOMB with the close remaining friends of Jesus. Even the creatures and the air are still. In  my life as a Christian believer, there will surely be times when Jesus seems to have left me, as if absent, even buried. But then, these holy women-friends from Galilee help me to understand what I must do.

They observed where the body of Jesus was placed. I don't need to fear that Jesus has gone from me because he doesn't answer, or because I lack consolations, or it's not the way it was when I first encountered his presence in my life. These good women don't say, "Oh, Jesus is buried, what's the use?" or "Jesus' way doesn't work after all!" Instead, they get busy preparing spices for his anointing. They continue to love him. 

As for me, when Jesus seems silent or far away I need to keep my gaze fixed on him; I need to keep him at the center of my prayer and my love. Saint Teresa of Avila says, "The fruit of prayer is good works, good works, good works." I want to be ready and have all of this to show when Jesus returns. And return he will: Easter is on the horizon!

Silence

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

2 comments:

  1. This post is so beautiful. It will help me to begin my day in a better place knowing Jesus is always there for me no matter what. God Bless.

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  2. This is a good message that you remind of us. Don't give up on Jesus because He will never give up on us. Thank you for your lessons for the past few weeks. I am glad someone pointed me here. When we are young and in school, we are reminded that it is Lent and that Easter is coming. But as adults in our hurried and busy lives, we tend to forget to prepare. This has helped me feel connected again.

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