Seventh Station of the Cross: Jesus falls for the second time.

The Seventh Station — Jesus Falls the Second Time

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you — because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

Reading: “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” —2 Cor 12:9

Reflection: Under the weight of the Cross, Jesus falls a second time. His body shakes from the trauma it is enduring. Jesus presses his hands against the dust and dirt of the road, and finds the strength to stand again. It is love that gives Jesus strength — a love for each one of us.

Love is stronger than any pain — this is a truth we must pass on. Sometimes we lack the confidence to tell others of the Lord’s goodness. Sometimes our sin gets in the way and pushes us away from God’s love.

Jesus, help us discover that in all circumstances, you are waiting to pick us up and draw us closer to God, our Father. For the times we have failed to seek your grace, forgive us.

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