The Ninth Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time

The Ninth Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time. If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. Jn 15:18 He was spurned and avoided by men,     a man of suffering, knowing pain, Like one from whom you turn your face,     spurned, and we held him in no esteem. Is 53:3 Some seed fell […]

The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life. Jn 12:25 He had no majestic bearing to catch our eye,     no beauty to draw us to him. Is 53:2 Some [seed] fell on rocky ground, where […]

The Third Station: Jesus Falls the First Time

For the next fourteen days leading up to Easter Sunday I am going to write a brief reflection on the 14 Stations of the Cross. Every time I pray the stations I am struck by a few things: the love of Christ revealed in its fullness in the Passion, the nature of Christ’s suffering and […]