The Ninth Station - The Third Fall
We adore you O Christ and we praise you.
Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world!
Christ Speaks: Completely drained of strength I fall, collapsed, upon the ground. I cannot move. No blows from the soldiers, no kicks, can get me up. And yet my will is mine. And so is yours, my friend. Know this, your body may be broken, but no force on earth and none in hell can take away your will. Your will is yours.
We Speak: Loving Jesus, we see you take a moment's rest then rise and stagger on. So we can to, because our will is ours. When all our strength is gone and guilt and self-doubt press us to earth and seems to hold us fast, protect us from the sin of Judas - save us from depression and despair! Don't let us give up on ourselves. Jesus never let us feel that any sin is greater that your love. No matter what our past has been we can always begin anew!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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