JESUS’ BODY IS TAKEN DOWN FOR BURIAL
Our witness is the widow of Naim. Jesus restored her son to life when he met the funeral on the way to the cemetery.
The story is told by Saint Luke, in chapter 7, vv 11-16.
I know this man. My only son was dead. We took him out of town to say goodbye.
Jesus gave him back to me alive. Now Mary’s only son has been taken out of town and is dead.
God our Father, your son was taken out of town, out of sight, to be killed.
We try to hide away our sins, but we need to bring them to you and say we are sorry.
Jesus was lifted up; may we be drawn to him and follow him, even when no-one seems to see our witness to him.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lifted up, unless a grain of wheat shall fall … , Greyfriars’ chapel, Canterbury.