The Way of the Cross
Station #9: Jesus falls the 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.
Start the music and sing:
make my soul to glow and melt
with the love of Christ my Lord.