Jesus falls the third timeV. We adore you, O Christ and praise you.
R. Because by Your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
ReadingFrom the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians
So let everyone who thinks that they are secure watch out for a fall. The only temptation that has seized you is of a human kind. God is faithful; and God will not permit you to be tempted beyond what you can manage. Along with the temptation, he will fashion a successful outcome, so that you[‘ll] be able to bear up under it.
MeditationThe weight of the cross is too much. Jesus falls again, a third time. Surely he cannot get up again. But he does. Have you felt the same in your life?
PrayerJesus, our Redeemer, you called on your beloved ‘Abba’, the Father, each time you felt crushed by the terrible burden you carried; and he gave you strength to get up again. Give us that strength of faith and hope when the temptations and tribulations of life threaten to crush us into dust.
CloseAll: Our Father …
O thou Mother! fount of love!
Touch my spirit from above;
Make my heart with thine accord.
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