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Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

The dust and the blood running down his swollen face cloud his vision. A courageous woman defies the crowd and wipes his face with her veil. He sees her clearly now; and in the light of his gaze, the splendour of an infinite love shines upon her.

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus


Lord Jesus, by the love that drew Veronica to you, 
make each of us a healing presence in your world,
to use our hands to wipe away
the grime and the tears of life,
to see ourselves and others
as your mercy sees us all...
Inspire us to find the beauty
that lies hidden in our world,
to go beyond our prejudices,
harsh judgments and disappointments
to detect your grace at work in every life,
and to treasure every element of your creation.

Jesus falls the second time