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The Third Station

Jesus Falls The First Time

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you

Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world

 

Picture Our Lord straining, falling under the weight of a Cross that he did not deserve to bear. How incredible it is that he chose to take on the burden of that Cross of how much he wants us to join Him one day in heaven. When we are faced with the choice to either sin or to strive for virtue, we can remember how Christ is weighed down with each and every time we reject him in favor of our own will and desires.

Lord, help me to reject selfishness and imitate your loving generosity in everything I do.

 

I love you, Jesus, my love above all things,
And I repent with my whole heart of having offended you.
Never permit me to separate myself from you again,
Grant that I may love you always, and then do with me what you will.