Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns

“They slapped him...”

We mourn for those who are victims of abuse

Then Pilate had Jesus taken and whipped. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and dressed him in a purple robe. Over and over they went up to him and said, “Greetings, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face.

                                          - John 19: 1-3

Unimaginable numbers of people are

victims of abuse. Whether physical,

sexual, emotional or verbal, the scars

are the same and last a lifetime.


At this station, we pray for healing for those who have endured violence inflicted on body, mind, and spirit and find the Jesus who knew this pain yet also knows the depth of pain inside perpetrators that drive them to commit atrocities.