The Eleventh Station

Background:  The eleventh station marks Jesus being nailed to the cross.  A mural in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher depicts this station.

Read:  Mark 15:25-32

Reflection:   Not only was Jesus nailed to the cross, but he then had to endure the ridicule while he hung there.  This is the very Jesus, who even Satan said could command angels to catch him if he fell from the highest point of the temple.   Jesus had the power, if he wanted, to come off the cross he could have.   Jesus was nailed to the cross, but it was not the nails that held him.   What held Jesus to the cross was sin.  It was your sin and the sins of the world that held Jesus to the cross not the nails.   He stayed there and suffered because he knew that it was only by his death would we be restored to God once and for all.

Pray:   Like sheep we all have gone astray, and we all have fallen short of the glory of God.  It is because of our transgressions, our failings, and our sin that Jesus had to die.  In prayer confess your sins before God.

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