The First Station:
Jesus Is Condemned To Death
My Jesus, the world still has You on trial. It keeps asking who You are and why You make the demands You make. It asks over and over the question, If You are God's Son, why do You permit the world to be in the state it is in? Why are You so silent?
Though the arrogance of the world angers me, I must admit that silently, in the depths of my soul, I too have these questions. Your humility frustrates me and makes me uncomfortable. Your strength before Pilate as You drank deeply from the power of the Father, gives me the answer to my question - The Father's Will. The Father permits many sufferings in my life but it is all for my good. If only I too could be silent in the face of worldly prudence - steadfast in the faith when all seems lost - calm when accused unjustly - free from tyranny of human respect - ready to do the Father's Will no matter how difficult.
Silent Jesus, give us all the graces we need to stand tall in the face of the ridicule of the world. Give the poor the strength not to succumb to their privation but to be ever aware of their dignity as sons of God. Grant that we might not bend to the crippling disease of worldly glory but be willing to be deprived of all things rather than lose Your friendship. My Jesus, though we are accused daily of being fools, let the vision of Quiet Dignity standing before Monstrous Injustice, give us all the courage to be Your followers.
Plan to attend the Stations of the Cross as often as possible during Lent.
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Thank you for your pings! The graphics are beautiful.
Thank you. I hope it is okay for these to be copied and printed for my own use.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Things like this make me appreciate the richness, beauty and sentiment of the catholic faith.
At our parish we travel through the Stations of the Cross every Friday evening during Lent. Anyone else?
You can view them all here. Click on "intro" to view each station.
If you are interested, my wife has put together a collection of poems that depict the stations of the cross.
Plan to attend the Stations of the Cross at your church tonight. If you can't do that -- why not pray and meditate on them right here?
thanks for the reminder S!
Thank You for posting. I've been fortunate to be able to have walked this route in Jerusalem.
BTTT for all on Good Friday.
BTTT for Lent 2007!