This tableau represents the suffering of our Lord during His scourging and being nailed to the cross.
It shows the unbearable pain He endured on the cross with the nails, crown of thorns and scourging whip.
The pebbles pouring out of the pots represent the dry river bed with the cactus and sand reminding us of the harshness of the Lenten season. The starkness of the branches are representative of the time of year when there are no crops to harvest and no fruit on the vine. The purple cloth represents the sorrow, pain and the tears we may shed for the suffering of Jesus.
By meditating on this tableau it can help us to imagine what Jesus was willing to endure for us. He suffered and died so that we could be saved!



For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

-Romans 8:38-39