The Fourth Station

The Way of the Cross  - The Fourth Station

Jesus meets his mother

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
Because by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.

Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother too, how natural it would have been for you to run out through the mob in an attempt to stop it all, to life the cross from the shoulders of your son.   But no, you knew Jesus was willing to take whatever our rescue would cost and so you held back and accepted what was killing your son and breaking your own heart.

Lord Jesus, crucified.   Have mercy on us.
Stations of the Resurrection: Appearance to the Eleven (John 20: 19-20)