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Friday, February 27, 2015

Lenten Reflections- The Stations of the Cross- the 3rd Station

The Third Station
Jesus falls the first time

After the brutal treatment of scourging and the other blows He received from the time of His capture to receiving the burden of the Cross, Jesus' body was weakened. His Divine nature never faltered, but His human nature succumbed to natural law: and He fell. It is our human nature which causes us to fall.  It is by grace that we rise again, as Jesus did after this first fall: God is merciful and always willing to give us another chance. It is up to us to choose to walk in God's ways and do our best not to fall into sin. The weight we have to bear is the weight of our own sin- Jesus bore the weight of the sins of all people. 
Let us pray for the grace to always seek to do God's will, so that we never fall into mortal sin and that we will have the strength we need to overcome the impulses of our human nature.

2 comments:

Marilena Fenn said...

Its really easy to fall. Sometimes, its harder to get back up because of our flawed human nature. But, we have confession to help us get back up, and on the right path again.

One must endeavor to be strong spiritually all the time. for by having spiritual strength, we find that we fall less. going to confession regularly helps keep us from mortal sin.

It is by grace indeed that we rise again. We ought to be grateful that God is merciful.

Michael said...

"The weight we have to bear is the weight of our own sin- Jesus bore the weight of the sins of all people. "

How true. And sad. And amazing.

God Bless you.