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Station 3 – Jesus Falls for the First Time

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We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. He lays on the ground in weakness beneath unfair burdens. He knows this should not be happening and …More
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

He lays on the ground in weakness beneath unfair burdens. He knows this should not be happening and the resignation is shown in his intense quiet dignity. He feels the powerlessness of wondering if he will be able to continue. He is pulled up and forced to continue. We watch him stand again and gain inner strength in spite of the clash he must feel between tolerance and frustration. He is suffering for a cause not fully understood by any of those around him. Around Him he hears the hatred in the crowd around him. He does not shield himself, rather endures the pain without expression. He falls down out of sheer loss and fear.

We all face times of grief. We want to give up and surrender but we know no one can walk for us or carry the choices we have made. We rest with Christ in falling under the burden of life.

We all face times of grief. We want to give up and surrender, but we know no one can walk for us or carry the choices we have made. We rest with Christ in falling under the burden of life.

O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.