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Fifteenth Station

The empty tomb

This station is not like the others. If something momentous has not happened, the path we have followed would have been a journey to nowhere, to end in defeat and the blackest despair. But, something happened. In the simple words of our faith, we say: he is risen, he is not here. Love has proved stronger than death, stronger than any death we know…

The silence is now not the silence of death, but the silence of what no eye has seen, no ear heard, no human heart conceived, of what God has prepared for those who love him.

 The empty tomb

Pause:

Lord Jesus, you are no longer in the tomb
because you are present in all creation:
you meets us in every neighbour;
you are present in every moment;
you dwell in our hearts.

No, the grave has not held you..
Truly, the night is over
and the true light is already shining.

You change our tears into joy,
a joy no one can take from us,
in the peace the world cannot give.
We hear you speak in the depths of our being:
“As the Father has loved me,
so I have loved you.  Abide in my love “ (Jn 15: 9)

 Concluding Prayer