The Third Station: Jesus Falls the First Time
We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross, you have saved the world.
The cross is sometimes too heavy even for Jesus. He has fallen to the ground, but he drags himself to his feet and continues on his journey.
I see you, Jesus, struggle with your cross, the weight of the wood pulling you down. The hostility of the crowd also weighs on you until both you and our burden fall to the ground. But you get up slowly, determined and motivated. Where do you get your strength?
Dear Jesus, help me to be patient with everyone. When my own cross gets heavy, help me to not give up easily, but to struggle on.