As before, I like to contemplate on the words in the station... Jesus - my Lord, Guide, Father, Truth, The Way Meets -connects, engages, looks upon His - belongs to, possess, Afflicted - Grieve, Suffering, Stricken, Hurt Mother - Source, First Tabernacle, parent, Guide, Love, Tenderness We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You. Because by your holy Cross You have redeemed the world. Pr.: Now there were standing by the cross of Jesus his mother and his mother's sister, Mary o
As before, I am going to take a moment and contemplate each word of this third station.... Jesus - Lord, Son, Brother, Friend, Counselor, Messiah Falls - injured, weak, exhausted, pain The - important, possessive, unique, effect First - initial, foremost, introductory Time - moment, interval We adore You O Christ and we praise You. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world. Pr: If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before you. If you were of the world
As I have mentioned before (when i recite alone), I like to take a few mintues to contemplate each word of the station before moving forward. Jesus - Lord, friend, Son, Savior, King Carries - Holds, endures, heavy, hauls, takes on HIs - possession, belongs, ownership Cross - burden, torture, baggage, pain, means to an end We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You. Because by you holy Cross You have redeemed the world. Pr.: And Pilate said to the Jews , "Behold , your king!
Before I begin (given that I am praying the stations alone) I like to take a moment to contemplate each word of the station with a few words to also contemplate - "Jesus is condemned to death." Jesus - Lord, Savior, Counselor, Spouse, Brother Is - action, affirmed Condemned - punishment, accused, doomed, reviled, rebuked, death To - directed towards, facing, by way of Death - demise, paradise, passing, departure, cease, crucifixion, nails, scourged, mortality, internal passin
"Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world." During each station of the cross we say these last words as we genuflect. We genuflect in reverence to His glory - again, in reverence to His glory! As I have written before - this is a deeply spiritual time for me. We hear the words above echo throughout the churches during the Stations of the Cross - not just on Good Friday, but each Friday throughout Lent. These 14 stations adorn the walls of Catholic churches t
"This year will be different" is what I tell myself each year as I try to take my Lenten Journey deeper (or at least more successful). This is a deeply spiritual and challenging time of year for me, and I would imagine for you too. Each year I fail to "knock out" the Lenten promises that I offer up. If I let myself, I will sink into my failure to keep my pledge for Lent and believe somehow I let God down. However, I can convince myself I tried and then inventory how well