Jesus is stripped of his garments

God chose those who by human standards are fools, to shame the wise. He chose those who by human standards are weak, to shame the strong, those who by human standards are common and contemptible, indeed those who count for nothing, to reduce to nothing all of those that do count for something, so that no human being might feel boastful before God. (1 Cor 1, 27–29)

No one of you can be my disciple without giving up all that he owns. (Lk 14, 33)

If you make my word your home you will indeed be my disciples, you will come to know the truth and the truth will set you free. (Jn 8, 32)

You are to be clothed in heartfelt compassion, in generosity and humility, in gentleness and patience… and over all these clothes put on love, the perfect bond. (Col 3, 12–14)

So stand your ground with truth a belt round your waist, and uprightness a breastplate, wearing for shoes on your feet the eagerness to spread the gospel of peace; and always carrying the shield of faith so that you can use it to quench the burning arrows of the evil one; and then you must take salvation as your helmet, armed with the sword of the Spirit that is the Word of God. (Eph 6, 14–17)

Lord Jesus, at your crucifixion even your clothes were taken from you. You submitted yourself to be humbled completely, and to be counted as the lowliest of the low.

Loving Lord, I count the things of the world as nothing; I desire only to love and serve you. I renounce all attachment to this world. Let me place my whole trust in the Word of God, so that I am no longer distracted from gazing on your loving face by the business of life, the desire for material possessions or worldly pleasures. Take your rightful place at the centre of my life, I beg you, and clothe me in the full armor of God.

Lord Jesus Crucified, have mercy.

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