The Journey Station 13

Jesus is taken down from the Cross

‘Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus because he feared the Jewish leaders, asked Pilate for permission to take down Jesus’ body. When Pilate gave permission, Joseph came and took the body away.’ John 19 v 38

Station 13

Reflecting on the painting and
Your Journey through life

  1. Tenderly caring for a loved one who has died and preparing for their funeral can bring us closer to those we love and bring us some comfort in our grief.
  2. Take a moment to imagine Jesus, a loved one, or someone else as the faceless figure in the painting – someone whose life has ended. Who is in the painting for you? What does it make you think or feel?

Quotations to inspire you on
Your Journey

‘Grief is the price we pay for love.’ HM Queen Elizabeth II 

  1. ‘God will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.’ Revelation 21 v 4
  2. ‘How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.’ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Spiritual Wisdom to support you
on Your Journey

‘The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not “get over” the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same again, and nor would you want to.’

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler