Station 7: Jesus falls for the second time

He was despised and rejected by others;
a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity;
and as one from whom others hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him of no account. [Isaiah 53.3]

Even with the help of Simon carrying his Cross, Jesus stumbles and falls, tasting again the dirt of the road, humiliated by the pressure of the crowd and his Roman tormentors.


Lord, help me to overcome my human weaknesses of pride, my contempt for others, my haughty indignation. When I stumble and am brought low, raise my vision to see things as they are, so that I can walk with you in humility, as you lead me on a new path.


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