Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Ninth Station: Jesus falls the third time.
Jesus has not really recovered from His previous fall - how could things get better? He has been given no real respite. He is not being pulled along in a tumbrell or drawn behind a horse like those in later Centuries, though the reason for these modes of transport were largely to preserve the condemned for their revolting executions. His body gives out again, and He is powerless to stop it. But then we fall frequently. Are we so powerless to stop it? If we aren't, then what's the point of the sufferings of Christ?