We adore you O Christ and we bless you
Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world
“Yet we accounted him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted.”
How fickle is the mood of the crowd. Once they swarmed from all of Judea and Galilee to be near him, to listen, to experience his compassion and concern and to be encouraged by his words. Now they jeer as he falls again, totally exhausted. Yet he will get up., and go on seemingly alone.
Jesus, forgive us when we follow the crowd, afraid to stand out, or challenge. Forgive us too when we fall, frequently into sin, let us know your forgiveness, and your grace that we may be more faithful.
(Our reflections and prayers for the Stations of the Cross this year have been written for us by Sister Jean Mary CHN)