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The Thirteenth Station: Jesus Is Taken Down From The Cross.
2. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
3. I behold this scene at the foot of the cross. I contemplate touching, caressing his body. I remember all his hands have touched, all who have been blessed by his warm embrace.
I pause to let it soak in. He knows the mystery of death. He has fallen into God's hands.
4. For me. That I might love as I have been loved. I pour out my heart to the God of all mercies.
5. "No one has gone up to heaven except the One Who came down from there — the Son of Man (Who is in heaven)." —John 3:13
"He ascended" —what does that mean but that He had first descended into the lower regions of the earth? He Who descended is the very One Who ascended high above the heavens, that He might fill all men with His gifts." —Ephesians 4:9-10
"Rather, He emptied Himself and took the form of a slave, being born in the likeness of men. He was known to be of human estate, and it was thus that He humbled Himself." —Philippians 2:7-8
Prayer: Father, may I humble myself (Mt 23:12),
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