Station 11

Station 11: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Scripture Passage

When they came to Golgotha, the place called the Skull, they crucified Jesus and the robbers, one on his right and other on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Lk 23: 33-34; Jn 19:18)

Meditation from Fr. Jason Smith, LC

We adore you, O Christ, and praise you, for by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.

Contemplating the face of Jesus in so much pain, we might ask: Did it have to be like this? Couldn’t our redemption happen another way? Is sin this consequential? By looking at the Crucifixion we have to engage it for what it is: Terrible and humiliating capital punishment. There was no other way—and Jesus embraced it fully, with love.

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