14 Jesus is laid in a tomb
Martha said to Jesus: If you had been here, Lord, my brother would not have died! …Jesus said: I am the resurrection and the life, whoever believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. John 11:21, 25-26
Here he lies, motionless. A dead body, like any other. A friend, who lacked the courage to support him openly, has prepared a tomb for him. Other friends prepare the spices for the embalming. But the tomb will be free again soon, and the spices will never ne used. In this ending, lies everyone’s new beginning.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who at the evening hour rested in the tomb, and sanctified the grave to be a bed of hope to your people, make us so deeply sorry for our sins, which were the cause of your passion, that when our bodies lie in the dust, our souls may live with you; for with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign forever and ever. Amen