Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
“Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (Jn 12:24)
Lord, at this hour, we hear once more the cry of Pope Francis at Lampedusa, the site of his first apostolic journey: “Has anyone wept?” And now after countless shipwrecks, we continue to cry out: “Has anyone wept?”
Has anyone wept for those whose lives were lost embarking on a dangerous journey? All deserve respect and remembrance. Their deaths, like that of Jesus taken down from the cross, were not in vain.
We entrust all these lives to the mercy of God our Father and the Father of all, especially the poor, the desperate and the abased.
From “The Way of the Cross with Pope Francis.”
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