Ninth Station – Jesus falls for the third time

Jesus Falls for the Third Time

We adore you O Christ and we bless you
Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world

“He was despised and rejected by others, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, as one from whom others hide their faces; he was despised and we held him of now account”

Is this really the teacher they all flocked to hear ?  Now despised, mocked and beaten.  Why should he struggle to get up and go on, why not die there in the street ?  Except that Rome demands it –  the victim must be crucified alive.  And this also the Father’s will, the cup must be drained to the dregs.?

Jesus we pray for the grace, strength and love to be faithful to the end.

(Our reflections and prayers for the Stations of the Cross this year have been written for us by Sister Jean Mary CHN)


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