Station 3

Station 3: Jesus Falls for the First Time

Scripture Passage

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before you. If you were of the world, the world would love what is its own. Because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I have spoken to you: No servant is greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also.
(John 15: 18-20)

Meditation from Fr. Jason Smith, LC

We adore you, O Christ, and praise you, for by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.

Contemplating the Third Station, where Jesus falls under the weight of the cross, we may remember the times we have stumbled under our own crosses. Jesus’ gaze reminds us that we are not alone in our struggle: He has carried the cross before us and walks with us along the Stations of our own life. By fixing our eyes on Jesus and less on our own crosses, we may find the weight easier to bear.

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