THE SIXTH STATION
THE FACE OF JESUS
We adore you, O Christ,
and we bless you
Because by your holy cross
you have redeemed the world.
FROM SACRED SCRIPTURE
The Prophet Isaiah 53: 2b-3
He had no majestic bearing
to catch our eye,
no beauty to draw us to him.
He was spurned and avoided by men,
a man of suffering,
like one from whom you turn your face,
spurned, and we held him in no esteem.
grant us restless hearts,
hearts which seek your face.
Keep us from the blindness of heart
which sees only the surface of things.
Give us the simplicity and purity
which allow us to recognize
your presence in the world.
When we are not able
to accomplish great things,
grant us the courage
which is born of humility and goodness.
Impress your face on our hearts.
May we encounter you along the way
and show your image to the world.
At the cross her station keeping
Stood the mournful Mother weeping
Close to Jesus to the last