Friday, March 21, 2008

Station 13

Jesus dies on the cross

John 19:28-34

Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

As Jesus suffered on the cross, he was offered vinegar to drink.


Bitter and tangy.


Please take and drink a small cup of vinegar as you meditate at this station.


The power and weight of what Christ did for us is incredible, awesome, and indescribable.

The bitterness of knowing that God was beaten, mocked, spat upon, and crucified because of our sins is immense.

You are asked to physically swallow the vinegar before you as you figuratively swallow the profound nature of Good Friday and the Crucifixion.

What is difficult to understand?

What is difficult to accept?


Take a deep breath and know that Christ has breathed his last.

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