SIXTH STATION – VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS
NARRATOR 1. BE KIND TO EACH OTHER AS VERONICA WAS. “Jesus we honour you.” Response: “Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.”Do I care enough about others to go out of my way freely, without being asked to help someone? At home do I look for ways to help or wait until I am nagged to do my chores? At school do I ever go up to another child who is looking lonely and ask them to join me and my friends?
NARRATOR 2. While Simon was forced to help Jesus, Veronica seeing that Jesus’ face was full of blood and dirt came forward of her own free will from the crowd to wipe his face. Tradition tells us that Jesus rewarded her by leaving a picture of his face on her cloth.
LEADER: PRAY. Jesus, you rewarded Veronica for her kind deed as an example to us. Let us also see that helping others brings true happiness and kindness leads to friendship.
Pope Francis: We are called to promote a culture of mercy based on the rediscovery of encounter with others, a culture in which no one looks at another with indifference or turns away. MM20
Image from THE ROAD TO CALVARY. Wood carvings by Ruben Xulu. Vicariate of Ingwavuma.