We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you,
because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
There has been little time to prepare Jesus’ body for burial. Joseph has to move quickly to place it in the tomb before the Sabbath begins.
We too must act quickly if we are to protect our common home, the earth, for future generations. We pray that we may have a sense of urgency and hope, even in dark times, as we seek to make a difference.
Despite the time constraints, Joseph tries his best to give Jesus dignity in death. He wraps the body in a simple linen cloth and rolls the stone over the door.
Have there been times when have we failed to uphold the dignity of our brothers and sisters around the world? How could we make sure we reflect the fact that each person is made in God’s image and likeness in the way that we treat one another?
Jesus, as you were sealed in the tomb
those who loved you felt sad and alone.
They did not know what to do.
Walk with us.
Guide us in difficult times,
so that we can share you with our sisters and brothers
when they feel sad and alone.