THE FOURTEENTH STATION
JESUS IS PLACED IN THE TOMB
† We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.
I created the world and also the tree that was to provide the wood for My cross.
I created and cultivated the bramble bush that was to provide the thorns for My royal crown.
I buried in the bowels of the earth the iron that was to forge My nails.
Oh, mystery of incomprehensible love!
I have created a nest for the bird, a den for the beast, a palace for the rich, a house for the laborer, a crib for the baby, a home for the aged.
When I came in person to visit My land, there was no room for Me in the inns of the world.
It was a cold, freezing world that night when I came to mankind.
I came to men but men did not recognize Me.
There was no room for Me… And now?…My children, poor sinners!
Do not distance yourselves from Me.
I wait for you night and day at the Tabernacle.
I will not reproach you for your crimes; I will not throw your sins in your face.
What I will do is to wash you with the Blood of My wounds.
Do not be afraid, come to Me.
You do not know how much I love you.
† Jesus, most obedient, meek and humble of heart, have mercy on us.