Station 14

Station 14: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

Scripture Passage

Joseph of Arimathea took the body of Jesus, and wrapping it in a clean linen cloth he laid it in his new tomb, which he had hewn out of rock. Then he rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb and departed. (Mt 27: 59-60)

Meditation from Fr. Jason Smith, LC

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

Amid the sorrow of death, Jesus’ resurrection is gently present. It accompanies us on our life’s journey like peaceful and soft background music. When we pause to pray we may hear it. Just like the Risen Lord walked with his heartbroken disciples on the road to Emmaus, and they did not recognize him until he broke the bread, so too for us. We may see only the tomb today, but one day, resurrection will be broken open for us in a New Heaven and New Earth.

This is the hope-filled grace of the fourteenth station: The tomb does not have the last word. Jesus’ resurrection does.

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