Nakedness

Jesus is stripped of his clothes. Station 10
Jesus is stripped of his clothes.
Station 10

Since the time when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the garden of Eden, nakedness has been a sign of shame and self-awareness. Most societies now cover up parts of the body which are precious and vulnerable. To be stripped of your clothes takes away some of who you are and you have nothing to hide anymore – in most societies it is a sign of shame and vulnerability. The soldiers were able to keep the prisoners clothes in Jesus’ time and the Bible tells us how they cast lots for his robe which was seamless – that means there was no place where it was sewn together.

The picture shows Jesus standing in humility while hands grab and gesture at him – those are hands that represent us, when we have stripped others of their identity and humanity, when we have joined the crowd in taunting others instead of supporting them and when we have taken things which means others go without.

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