The Eleventh Station

Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross

“They crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus in the middle.”
(John 19:18)

Mel Gibson appears in the Crucifixion scene when his own hands drive the first nail into the cross. He said this was meant to underscore that it was our sins that made Christ suffer. Our sins don’t just make Christ suffer; they make it impossible for him to do his work — they pin him to the cross in the movie; they stop his grace in our life.

Pray this prayer from your heart: Lord Jesus, you kept saying, “Forgive them, forgive them,” even as they killed you — or perhaps I should say “we.” Let this forgiveness change my life. Amen.

Pray one of each prayer: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

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  1. Pilate Condemns Christ
  2.  Jesus Accepts His Cross
  3. Jesus Falls the First Time
  4. Jesus Meets His Mother
  5. Simon Helps Carry the Cross
  6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
  7.  Jesus Falls The Second Time
  8. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus Falls The Third Time
  10. Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
  11. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
  12. Jesus Dies On the Cross
  13. Jesus Is Taken Down From the Cross
  14. Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb
  15. Jesus Rises