Thursday, March 20, 2008


STATION 9: Jesus Falls A Third Time

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.
Because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.

My Lord Jesus Christ:

Where did You get the strength to get up after Your third fall? How could You love me so much that You searched for that strength and found it, knowing that this would take you to Your greatest act of love for me on the Cross? I barely understand it! I have done so much to hurt You by hurting the people around me. I don't mean to hurt them and You, but I am motivated by selfishness; I don't truly care about the needs and desires and feelings of others as much as I care about my own. Even so, You cared about me more than You cared about Yourself ... all the way to the Cross. Help me to more fully appreciate and imitate this example of true love.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Make me feel as You have felt,
Make my soul to go and melt
With the love of Christ, my Lord.

Related entries:

Station 1: Jesus is condemned to die on the cross

Station 2 Jesus takes up His Cross

Station 3 Jesus Falls for the first time

Station 4 Jesus Meets His Mother

Station 5 Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus Carry the Cross

Station 6 Veronica Wipes the face of Jesus

Station 7 Jesus Falls the Second Time

Station 8 Jesus Comforts the Women

Station 9 Jesus Falls for the third time

Station 10 Jesus is stripped of His Garments

Station 11 Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Station 12 Jesus dies on the Cross

Station13 : Jesus IS taken down from the Cross

Station 14: Jesus is buried
Text Prayers from Cathedral of Mary.