The Ninth Station
The money-bag on his left identifies Matthew the tax collector. It was in his house that Jesus declared: “I did not come to call the virtuous, but sinners to repentance.”
JESUS FALLS FOR THE THIRD TIME
This was the final fall. Jesus had reached the very limit of physical endurance. And yet his spirit was not broken.
Lord, we know that you walk with us each day as we face the cares and challenges of life. Help us to keep going, especially in times of weakness, and to trust in you in times of depression or despair.
We pause for some quiet moments of prayer, our eyes on “the outstretched arms of Christ Crucified….”
Save us, Saviour of the World, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.
Narrated by Fr La Flynn and Mary McDaid.