Today we come to the end of the Stations of the Cross with two stations, Jesus being taken down from the cross and then being laid in the tomb, which prepares us for the Resurrection tomorrow. This day is one of quiet. We pause between the services of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday and Easter Sunday reflecting on the silence of the tomb. As an early writer said: “There is a great silence over the earth, a stillness because the King sleeps…God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping through the ages” including Adam and Eve. So the work of the Resurrection begins and opens for us all eternal life. The burial which so many are facing in these days is not the end. Tomorrow brings us the hope which is the hallmark of Christian prayer and life.