第十三處 耶穌從十字架上卸下

耶穌看見母親,又看見他所愛的門徒站在旁邊,就對母親說:「女人,看,你的兒子!」然後又對那門徒說:「看,你的母親!」就從那時起,那門徒把她接到自己家裏。

若望福音 19:26-27a

Station MapWillem Key, Lamentation of Christ (16th c.)

Station Map

「基督,我們欽祟祢,讚美祢,因為藉著這聖架,祢救贖了普世。」

群眾已散去了,噪聲也已停了,
我和耶穌的一位朋友靜靜地站著,
仰望著我的兒子 ―― 我們的救主的屍體。
然後,有兩個人把屍體從十字架上卸下,
放在我手臂來。
濃濃的悲哀包圍著我整個人。
然而,我心底裡也泛著濃濃的喜悅。
很殘酷的,我兒子的生命就這樣結束了,
但也帶來了生命給所有人。
我知道這事必須是如此成全的,
我默默地祈禱是了。

主,祢的苦難已完結了。
然而,每當我選擇罪而離棄祢時,
這又延續祢的苦難了。
我是有份參與釘祢在十字架上的。
如今,我的救主,
我衷心懇求祢寬恕我。
幫助我這一生
活得配得起祢和祢的母親。

更深認識

A Mother’s Role

And that (loneliness) becomes very physically manifested to him in the prison. So there underneath the house of Caiaphas, in total blackness, he experiences what is prophesied and written in Psalm 88. The Psalms are part of the Word of God. The Word of God is the Word of God who is Jesus. When Jesus, the person, the man, in his human nature, is in that prison, his human nature is experiencing what his divine nature has been echoing through eternity, in Psalm 88. So that darkness, that loneliness, that encapsulation by nothing becomes very real and tangible for him, and nobody else can identify with him. He has to undertake this journey alone.

Mary had replied simply: “Let it be to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38), as though even then she wanted to give expression to what she now experiences. In the mystery of the Redemption, grace – the gift of God himself – is interwoven with a “price” paid by the human heart. In this mystery we are enriched by a gift from on high and at the same time “bought” by the ransom paid by the Son of God (cf. 1 Cor 6:20; 7:23; Acts 20:28). And Mary, who more than anyone was enriched by gifts, pays all the more. With her heart. Inseparable from this mystery is the extraordinary promise spoken of by Simeon during the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple: “And a sword will pierce through your heart, so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed” (Lk 2:35). This promise has also been fulfilled. How many human hearts bleed for the heart of this Mother who has paid so dearly! Once again Jesus lies in her arms, as he did in the stable in Bethlehem (cf. Lk 2:16), during the flight into Egypt (cf. Mt 2:14) and at Nazareth (cf. Lk 2:39-40). Pietà.

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