The Ninth Station

The Way of the Cross  - The Ninth Station

Jesus falls a third time

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

O Jesus, we think that if we had been there, we would have rushed forward to help you to your feet.   But if we had, we know you would have preferred that we share with you the pain and the suffering - not that we would try to eliminate it.   Help us to recognize and accept the true cross in our lives.   Give us the courage not to duck the low blows that may come our way, but to take them as you did, realizing that this is the only way we can turn away from our own selfishness - the only things that stands in our way blocking our becoming your perfect friend and disciple.

Lord Jesus, crucified.   Have mercy on us.  
Stations of the Resurrection:  The Fishermen (John 21: 1 - 14)