FOURTH STATION -
JESUS MEETS HIS GRIEVING MOTHER
“We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.”
I had managed to break through the crowd
and was walking side by side with my son.
I called to him through the shouting voices.
Our eyes met, mine full of tears of anguish,
his full of pain and confusion.
I felt helpless;
then his eyes said to me,
“Courage! There is a purpose for this.”
As he stumbled on, I knew he was right.
So I followed and prayed silently.
forgive me the many times our eyes met and I turned mine away.
Forgive me the times things did not go my way
and I let everyone know about it.
Forgive me the times I brooded over little inconveniences
or became discouraged, and did not heed your call to courage!
our eyes have met many times, but fruitlessly.