Monday, April 18, 2011
The Third Station: Jesus falls the first time
Having just received His cross, Jesus exhibits the cost of His treatment. Initially, He simply cannot stand under the weight of the wood. This is a Jesus who is not yet perfect: this path is the route of His perfection. Yet, despite this, His captors still insist that He carry the cross. His weakness is no excuse for Him to deprive the people of their warped pleasure to watch and jeer at Him on the way out of Jerusalem to Golgotha. You can't deprive the people of their entertainment - the show must go on!