|Station 7 - Jesus falls a second time|
|Station 11 - Jesus is nailed to the cross|
|Station 10 - Jesus is stripped of his garments|
Sogginess, from which there is no turning back, takes time. I have to sit with Jesus' life, words, and presence in order to give them time to infiltrate my tightly closed boxes, my circular thinking, my flaky selfishness, my tendency to never stray from the safe cluster, and my defensive stick-weapons.
Jesus is not a milk chaser to add to my life, hoping that he fills in the gaps but leaves everything else pretty much untouched and still crunchy. Jesus will change my very substance. I will take on his substance. But only if I give him time. Time to sink in.
|Station 12 - Jesus dies on the cross|
The photos: A few scenes from the Way of the Cross at St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal that I took on Sunday.