Saint Brigid Religious Education
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West Hartford, CT 06110
Stations of The Cross
Seventh Station: Jesus falls for the second time
As Veronica is separated from Him, Jesus feels again the searing pain, the
solitude, the humiliation. He prays quietly to the Father and struggles to
He tries to numb himself to just keep moving, to avoid more lashes
from the soldiers or mocking cheers from the crowds, to avoid the pebbles on
the roadway that were biting into His feet.
His body is covered with bruises and he is blood stained from head to foot.
Not able to continue under the weight of the heavy wooden cross, Overwhelmed
by the pain, Jesus falls again to the ground.
The soldiers move toward him immediately. They pull him up The
cruel executioners do not permit Him to rest a moment. With thrusts and
blows they urge Him onward. He struggles to His feet and taking a deep breath,
He moves on.
With cruelty Jesus in treated and trampled under foot! .
We fall daily. We despair, complain and ask, "Why?" Somehow we feel we ought
to be able to rest contentedly and confidently on past achievements and then
suddenly down we fall!