Stations of the Cross #3 -Jesus Falls the First Time
…forgetting all that lies behind me, and
straining forward to what lies in front, I am racing
towards the finishing-point…to win the prize of God’s
heavenly call in Christ Jesus.
You knew what it was like to be tired.
Remember when you sank to the ground near the well at Sychar, thirsty and exhausted? Many times you felt your sense of purpose threatened by the tiredness of your body. You said to Peter in the garden: “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Lord, were you surprised when you felt so weak that you fell? My surprise is not that you fell, but that you got up again.
That’s my trouble, Jesus — getting up again.
I don’t like being down, but it’s such an effort to get up again. It’s miserable on the ground, but there’s something
safe about it . . . There on the ground, I can think about the past. . . what I’ve achieved . . . or I can dream dreams and live other people’s lives and not my own.
Jesus, help me up! Help me live a life worthy of your Gospel.
A cross is not just a piece of wood but everything that makes life difficult. Leonardo Boff
What is keeping you from living — fear, poor health,disappointment in love, problems with children, finances? Ask Jesus to help you with it. Tape the paper on the floor . Then walk over it.
Art: Peace Be Still, by Hanna Cheriyan Varghese
Song: “Trouble of This World,” performed by Mahalia Jackson