Way of the Cross - 10. Jesus stripped of his garments

 

 

10.       Jesus stripped of his garments

 

 

 

 

 

 

For us, the created,

the insignificant, a grain of sand

you allowed yourself, Word of God

to become weak and vulnerable,

stripped of all your power and might.

stripped of respect and dignity

stripped of your be-ing and your truth,

stripped of your credibility, your person.

Not only over 2 000 years ago, but today.

Not only by the then synagogue leaders

but by each of us.

For us, our God stands naked - exposed and defenseless,

regarded as a criminal, rejected and despised -

all alone.

No sign of God’s power here, no pomp and glory,

no exhibition of self-pity,

only simplicity and humility born upon the power of his dream

that all may be one in him.

 

Again this begs the question:

Who are we that God should be so mindful of us,

care so much for us, make us little less than a God?

Who are we?

 

 

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