They take the body of Jesus to its resting place. In solidarity with all humanity, his body is taken to its grave. In God's plan, each of us becomes acquainted with suffering until finally death closes our eyes. But the grave will not hold us captives forever. In God's hour, we shall rise, nevermore to die. In the fullness of faith in the Risen One, given by his own Holy Spirit, let's express our gratitude for this way of the cross. Let's ask Jesus, whose hands, feet and side still bear the signs of this journey, to grant us the graces we need to take up our crosses to be servants of his own mission.Make me a channel of your peace,
let me forgive
and make peace without conditions
with my neighbor.
Let me see people in my life
through your eyes.
My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the merits of thy sacred wounds.