Way of the Cross - 9. Jesus falls the third time

 

 

9.         Jesus falls the third time

 

 

Jesus, son of man and son of God falls,

not once, not twice

but three times.

We acclaim a God of power, a God of might,

omniscient, everlasting, King of peace.

But have we ever considered

the weakness of God?

God leaves his glory, is born in a stable;

has nowhere to lay his head;

he becomes a piece of bread

a chalice of wine;

he submits himself to the power

of synagogue leaders,

seems helpless when scourged and spat upon

he is ridiculed and now lies in the dust.

Where the power now, where the might?

Ah! With God it lies in the washing of feet -

a pouring out of Self that we may know fullness.

God becomes ‘weak’ with love

when it comes to his people and his deepest desire,

to be one with His beloved..

Ponder for a moment the gratuitousness of our magnificent God,

for you and me - for all of humanity.

 

 

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of this site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive Module Information