Station 6

Station 6: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Scripture Passage

“Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you? Or when did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?” And answering the king will say to them, “Amen, I say to you, as long as you did it for one of these, the least of my brethren, you did it for me.” (Mt 25: 37-40)

Meditation from Fr. Jason Smith, LC

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

The Sixth Station invites us to contemplate the comforting gifts of charity, tenderness, care, and love, which offer a stark contrast to the weight of the cross and the pain of Jesus’ passion.

Veronica’s act of charity provided a moment of profound relief for Jesus. As we reflect on this Station, let us listen to our Lord’s words: “What you do to others, you do to me.” This Station is beautifully present in every act of charity, no matter how subtle, reminding us that we can bring comfort to those who suffer, and in doing so, we bring comfort to Christ himself.

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