THE SIXTH STATION: VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS

Veronica was one of the women of Jerusalem who did their best to help the condemned. She was also a follower of Jesus and knew that he had done only good in his life, so she wanted to help him. But she saw the jeering crowd, the gruesome soldiers, the leering priests.

She hesitated; what would they do to her if she did help him? She was afraid, but overcoming her fear she took her headscarf off and gently wiped the face of Jesus, and was immediately rewarded with an imprint of his sacred face on her headscarf.

Meditation:

How many times have I been afraid of doing something good but have not done so out of fear? Fear of being laughed at, fear of being ridiculed, fear of what they will think of me.

O Lord, help me, by this station, to overcome my fear whenever I wish to do or say that which is good.

Dying you destroyed our death

Rising you restored our life

Lord Jesus come in glory