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Friday, February 22, 2013
Sixth Station ~ Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
Now that face of infinite majesty and compelling beauty is unrecognizable. ...
It is all this, from which His close friends have fled, which drives this women to Him
It is the ugliness and the helplessness, which frightened those whom He called His "own" away,
that draws her to Him;
it is her compassion that gives her the courage to come close to Him....
She sees the majesty that was hidden, for now she has wiped away what she can of the blood and sweat and tears, she sees that they hid a face that is serene in its suffering, calm, majestic, infinitely tender.
The Way of the Cross Caryll Houselander