第六處 韋洛尼加替耶穌抹臉

論及你,我心中時常在想:「你應該尋求祂的儀容。上主,我在尋求你的儀容」。求你不要向我掩住你的臉面,你發怒時不要將你僕人趕散。你向來就是我唯一的救援;救我的天主,不要棄我不管。

聖詠集 27:8-9

「基督,我們欽祟祢,讚美祢,因為藉著這聖架,祢救贖了普世。」

我靠近耶穌繼續前行。
有一個婦人推開衛兵,脫下她的頭巾,
開始抹我兒子沾滿了血汗的臉。
衛兵馬上把她拉開。
她的臉好像在說:
你們為什麼如此對待祂呢?
我是知道的,
所以我繼續懷著信德,默默地前行。

主,
這婦人盡她所能把最好的給了祢,
而我呢,
卻希望獲得的比付出的多。
每天都有許多機會讓我
藉著給予他人而為祢作出奉獻,
可是,我放過了這些機會。
我的救主,
不要讓我再去問為什麼,
但求祢
幫我把我所有全獻給祢。

更深認識

True Image

If you asked me to choose my “favorite” station of the Cross, it would be the 6th station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus. For many years I’ve been drawn to this station because I see in this scene what actually happens to us when we meditate on the life of Jesus.

The name Veronica means “true image.” Tradition tells us that this faithful woman approached Christ in compassion and tenderly wiped the blood, sweat, and tears from His face as He carried the Cross to Calvary. In return, He left the image of his beautiful face upon her veil.

Veronica’s veil is symbolic of our interior life. As we meditate on the mysteries of Christ’s life, His image is perfected in us. The more we contemplate Jesus, the more we become like Him.

During this Holy Week, may each of us commit to spending extra time with Jesus. If we do, He will give to us what He gave to Veronica: the stain of sin will be washed away, and His image will be perfected in us.

A blessed Holy Week to each of you!

[Reflection by Michael Najim, liveholiness.com]