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Emptiness, A Cross and A Tomb: Stations 13 & 14

by Melinda Creech, Guest Blogger for Lent

Station 13

The thirteenth line of the sonnet, “Those who remained took all that they could save,” recalls Jesus body being taken down from the cross. As Jesus’ followers gathered up his lifeless body, they must have felt so empty and hopeless. They did what they could to honor the one who had been so dishonored over the last few hours. Their action of wrapping the body in linen cloth was at least something they could do at a time when they felt so lost.

We here in the South do something similar. We have a funeral meal. I recall the words from “Death in the Family” by James A. Autry about a time not so long ago that some of us can still recall.