Way of the Cross - 13. Jesus is taken down from the cross



13.       Jesus is taken down from the cross





‘It is accomplished’.

Love had died that Life may reign.

Where in all history

has such total, outpouring

graced the earth?

Cosmic love

flowing eternally through God the Son -

now dead and wrapped in Mary’s arms

 a love piercing the depth of her heart.

Mary ponders with acquiescence,

the mystery of love received

only to be poured out;

the Source of life, succumbing to death

only that dawn may celebrate newness of BE-ing;

the mystery of motherhood

only to be stretched to embrace the world,

in the same deep and generous abandonment

as her son, cradled on her lap.


Will we, the mothers and fathers

       the brothers and sisters of Christ,

join Mary and Christ in loving the world into Life?



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