Look to the LORD in his strength; seek to serve him constantly. Recall the wondrous deeds that he has wrought, his portents, and the judgments he has uttered.

The Sixth Station – Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

V.  We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.

R.  Because by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

Moved by compassion, Veronica presents her veil to Jesus, to wipe His disfigured face.  He imprints on it His holy continence, and returns it to her as recompense.  Shall Christ reward you in a like manner?  Then you too must do Him a service.  But you do a service to Christ every time you perform a work of mercy towards your neighbor: for He says: “What you have done to the least of My brethren, you have done to Me.”

Most merciful Jesus! What return shall I make for all the benefits Thou hast bestowed upon me? Behold I consecrate myself entirely to Thy service. I offer and consecrate to Thee my heart: imprint on it Thy sacred image, never again to be effaced by sin.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be…
V.  Lord Jesus, crucified…

R.  Have mercy on us!

Sung:  Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled.  She beheld her tender Child.  All with bloody scourges rent.

Do something great for our Lord today – sit out on your front porch and wave to the people driving/walking by for a while.  Be the face of Christ for those who need to see Him for just a little bit today.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid; just have faith.

Jesus, I trust in You.

He must increase; I must decrease.

Lord, if You wish, You can make me clean.

But you man of God chose righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness.  Compete well for the faith.

Eternal God, in Whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion – inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us so that in difficult moments we may not despair nor become despondent but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your Holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

 

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