The Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth Stations
12th Station—Jesus dies on the Cross
Perseverance is the jewel of all jewels. Do not doubt the triumph. Do not back away from the course.
13th Station—Jesus is laid in the arms of His Mother
Quiet at last. A grief complete, but pregnant with joy. Humanity endures total stillness, even while time awaits the birth of all hope, the triumph of triumphs.
14th Station—Jesus is laid in the tomb
The body is reposed and the life is concluded, returned to timelessness once again.
Oh Jesus, help us to remember that the opportunity to serve you on earth will end. Give us the grace to be laid to rest after a life of offering, knowing that on each day we recognized you as our beloved King and lived, to the best of our ability, our allegiance to the Father. Give us the power of the Holy Spirit that we may continue to love in every circumstance life presents. Amen.