Station 7

Station 7: Jesus Falls A Second Time

Scripture Passage

It was our weaknesses that he carried, our sufferings that he endured, while we thought of him as stricken, as one struck by God and afflicted. But he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins; upon him was the punishment that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed. We had all gone astray like sheep, each following his own way; but the Lord laid upon him the guilt of us all. (Is 53: 4-6)

Meditation from Fr. Jason Smith, LC

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

The Seventh Station beautifully illustrates that falling is an inevitable part of following Jesus. It reminds us that none of us carries our cross perfectly: Each time we stumble, we can look up and meet our Lord’s gaze in solidarity.

The grace of this Station is that it encourages us to rise undiscouraged after the first few falls and to keep going even when we experience our hundredth. By fixing our eyes on Jesus and less on our falls, we may find the weight easier to bear.

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