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16 February 2013


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Melanie B

These are beautiful meditations. I especially love the last one about Veronica. I hadn't thought about all the various kinds of accepting bodily care in connection with this station before, but it's a wonderful insight. When I was pregnant with Bella during our honeymoon period, Dom ended up cleaning up my vomit a couple of times. It was very hard to have my husband take care of me like that, embarrassing in the extreme. But at the same time I think it was a beautiful introduction to what marriage has really been like. Better than months of wine and roses, much more of a shared carrying of the cross.

Thinking about the 10th station, I remember all of my babies' births. There is so much humiliation in having all these strangers seeing you naked, taking care of your physical needs. And yet I am so very, very grateful for all of the doctors and nurses who performed those tasks for me so generously and so matter of factly so as to make me feel it was ok.

Yeah, when I think of the way of the cross the first things to come to mind are pregnancy and childbirth related but then I've been pregnant 6 times in the last 7 years so that's kind of been my reality.

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