They took Jesus’ clothes and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier.
They also took the robe, which was made of one piece of woven cloth without any seams in it.
The soldiers said to one another:
‘Let’s not tear it; let’s throw dice to see who will get it.’
John 19: 23-24a Good News Translation
Reflection: Jesus is stripped of his garments
The soldiers had no respect, empathy or compassion. Jesus you know what it is like when others make us feel exposed and unfairly scrutinised.
When they treat our wellbeing as a game
Be with us in our vulnerability, when we are rejected;
It is not our outward appearance that matters to you
but rather the person you created us to be.
Lord, may we show care for those who are stripped of all
their dignity through no fault of their own.
May we ever strive to realise our full potential thanking
you for seeing us as we are and loving us always.
We adore you O Christ and we bless you
Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world