Thursday, April 21, 2011

Station X: Jesus is stripped.

This is part ten of a series of posts on the Stations of the Cross. Here are Stations I and II and III and IV and Vand VI and VII and VIII and IX.

The human body: Temple of all that is great and beautiful, source of deep shame and woundedness. Contrast the glory of a Michaelangelo nude with a victim of rape or torture.

Christ stands naked before the crowd and will hang naked, spread between heaven and earth. In sharing our shame, submitting to the worst we could think of, he secures our greatest joy: the Final Day, when our glorified and healed bodies enter the new heaven and earth.

Nothing is held back. Christ stands naked before us.

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