Jesus is Stripped of His Garments
V We adore Thee, 0 Christ, and we bless Thee.
R Because by Thy holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Consider the violence with which the executioners stripped Jesus. His inner garments adhered to His torn flesh, and they dragged them off so roughly that the skin came with them. Compassionate your Savior thus cruelly treated, and say to Him:
C My innocent Jesus, by the merits of the torment Thou hast felt, help me to strip myself of all affection to things of earth in order that I may place all my love in Thee, who art so worthy of my love. I love Thee, 0 Jesus, with my whole heart ; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.
Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be to the Father.