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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stations of the Cross Photoessay - 6 - Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

This nurse and soldier may be one of my favorite memorials for veterans. I found the overlap with "Veronica wipes the face of Jesus" to be quite stirring. It is the compassionate heart that reaches out to the person in distress and helps him. Veronica represents mercy and love incarnate. Here before the nurse is a soldier, possibly the enemy. It's unclear because the soldier is unclothed. That does not warrant the refusal of assistance.

Jesus wept and bled. He suffered from the pain and weight of the cross. Yet we are given an example of kindness and mercy. May we as a people show the same for those in we find in similar situations, whether they be friend or foe.

The statue is from ANZAC Square in Brisbane, Australia (October, 2004)

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