The Journey Station 6

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

The story of Veronica is not found in the Gospels, but there is a legend of a woman who performed the great kindness of wiping the sweat and blood off the face of Jesus on his way to crucifixion.

Reflecting on the painting and
Your Journey through life

  1. To allow yourself to be helped, or to help others in their time of need, is when God’s love, empathy and compassion break into the world.
  2. Take a moment to imagine Jesus, yourself, a loved one, or others as the faceless figure in the painting – someone in need of help. Who is in the painting for you? What does it make you think or feel?

Quotations to inspire you on
Your Journey

  1. ‘Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.’ Jesus
  2. ‘Whether one believes in a religion or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.’ Dalai Lama
  3. ‘Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.’ Bob Kerrey

A Famous Saying to support you
on Your Journey

‘Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.’ St Teresa of Avila