|Twelfth Station St. Emma Monastery|
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Twelfth Station ~ Jesus Dies on the Cross
Jesus Dies on the Cross
"Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit!"
And into Your hands, Jesus Christ my most merciful redeemer,
I commend myself in the hour of death-
my body and soul,
my heart and my mind and my will,
All that I have done and all that I am.
Into Your hands,
the beautiful hands of a carpenter
with their line and sinew and muscle,
strong and sensitive hands
nailed to the cross,
I commend those whom I love.
Hands that can heal the sick,
can give sight to the blind;
hands that raise the dead
and restore them to life with a touch,
receive those whom I love,
receive them and bless them from the cross;
receive them, comfort them, lead and uphold them;
unity them to Yourself
and re-unite them to me
for ever more in Your Kingdom,
Jesus, merciful Lord.
The Way of the Cross by Caryll Houselander