Way of the Cross - 3. Jesus falls for the first time.



3.         Jesus falls for the first time.



See yourself as one of the crowd.

You are very near Jesus

and see easily his broken body

Relentlessly the anger of the mob strain forward

to see ……. what ……..?

The execution of justice?

The satisfaction of some inner lust for cruelty,

or maybe there are some who wanted to help

this man condemned to death because they feared him.

As one of the crowd

you too are being pushed and jostled about

forced into a direction you have no desire to go.

But you are there,

you see Jesus, you see him stumble

and then you see the Son of God – fall.

Your heart feels …… What?

Shock? …….. Guilt? …….Pain?….Sadness? Sorrow ……????

You are there, the scene is real

And your response?

What does your heart demand from you?



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