FIRST STATION -
JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DIE
“We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.”
It was early Friday morning when I saw my son.
That was the first glimpse I had of him since they took him away.
His bruised and bleeding skin
send a sword of pain deep into my heart
and tears down my cheeks.
Then Pilate from his chair of judgment,
asked he crowd why they wanted my son executed.
All around me they shouted.
I wanted to plead with them to stop,
but I knew this had to be.
So I stood by and cried silently.
it is hard for me to imagine
the anguish your mother felt at your condemnation.
But what about today, when I hold a grudge…?
“When I judge others…”
Doesn’t this bring tears of anguish to both you and your mother?
Forgive me, Jesus.