Jesus is laid in the tomb

As for me if I lie down and sleep I shall awake for the Lord sustains me. (Ps 3,5)

Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up. (Jn 2, 19)

Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in the One who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the One who sent me. I, the Light, have come into the world so that anyone who believes in me will dwell in darkness no longer. (Jn 12, 46)

You know well that all of us when we were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death… so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father’s glorious power, we too should live a new life. If we have been joined to him by dying a death like his, so we shall be joined by a resurrection like his, realizing that our former self was crucified with him so that the self that belonged to sin might be destroyed, and we be freed from the slavery of sin… We know that Christ has been raised from the dead and shall never die again. Death has no more power over him, since by dying he is dead to sin once and for all, and now the life that he lives is life with God. In the same way, you must see yourselves as being dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus. (Rom 6, 3–11)

You are sad now but I shall see you again and your hearts will be full of joy, and that joy no one shall take from you. (Jn 16, 22)

Lord Jesus, you did not escape the experience of death, and nor do we. Death is a veil through which we cannot see to the life beyond. Rather we trust in the love of the Father to bring us to eternal life through your redeeming sacrifice.

Loving Lord, I have handed my life over to you, turning my back on the ways of this world. Raise me up. Send me your Holy Spirit so that I may be born again in the Spirit, living only in you and through you. Father, may your kingdom come, may your will be done.

Lord Jesus Crucified, have mercy.

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