ONE FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS by Jenny Hawke
Jesus’ body is placed in the tomb Matthew 27: 57-60
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph, who was himself a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be handed over. Taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen and laid it in his new tomb that he had hewn in the rock. Then he rolled a huge stone across the entrance to the tomb and departed.
I wanted the figure of Jesus exultant, with arms outstretched, with a golden energy emanating from him, almost too bright to look at. He is the figure of all our tomorrows. Always there, always triumphant, always welcoming.