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Jesus Falls the First Time

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6)

The weight is unbearable. As you stumble towards Calvary, I can feel every rock under your feet, every step and the pains from your beating. You stumble and fall under the weight of the cross. It struck you on the back. Oh the burden is too much Lord Jesus, You know how often I fall trying to help the poor and trying to follow You. Yet, You are always there to lift me up. Who is helping You? There You lay on the ground. You fell, O Jesus, because your human body was weak. I too am weak, so sometimes I fall. But I will always rise and keep trying to please you, because I love you. You fell because of me. The guards are now kicking You. You did this for me. You carried the weight of my sins with Your cross. Thank You, Jesus. I am sorry.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, so bloody was Your scourging that without a miracle, how could you carry the Cross to Calvary? The prophets foretold that You, our Saviour would hang from the wood. Such was God’s plan: His beloved Son was to die crucified. Jesus You carried the weight of my sins with your Cross, help me to carry the weight of the cross the poor have to bear. Help me to be present to other Vincentians and we can carry their crosses together with Your help. Forgive me and help me to love more. Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven . . . . . Amen

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