Holy Thursday | Stations of the Cross, Station X
Jesus is stripped of His garments
LEADER: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
PEOPLE: Because by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.
LEADER: The soldiers roughly tear off Jesus' clothing, / though it is matted in his wounds. His persecutors have taken advantage of his weakness. They refuse to treat him as a human being.
PEOPLE: Lord Jesus, / never let us take advantage of others / or try to use them for our selfish purposes. Do not let us rob the poor and helpless of their dignity. As your people,/your Church, / let us always stand up for the oppressed. We ourselves pledge / to treat everyone as a child of God.
LEADER: Lord Jesus Crucified,
PEOPLE: Have mercy on us!
Naked, stark, in desolation,
Jesus knows humiliation
Robbed of his last dignity.