Jesus falls the first time

V/. Adorámus te, Christe, et benedícimus tibi.
R/. Quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemísti mundum.
V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
R/. For by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
3RD STATION And yet ours were the sufferings he bore, ours the sorrows he carried. But we, we thought of him as someone punished, struck by God, and brought low.
[Isaiah 53:4]
Spend a few moments in silent reflection:
- How have my thoughts, words and actions added to Jesus' sufferings and sorrows?
- Does what I say and do help others to know and love God, or does it cause them to stumble?
Amo te, o Jesu, mi Amor, magis quam meípsum,
et ex íntimo corde pænitet me quod tibi displícui.
Ne sinas me íterum a te separári.
Da mihi perpétuum amórem tui,
et dein fac de me quidquid tibi placúerit.
I love you Jesus, my Love, above all things;
I repent with my whole heart for having offended you.
Never permit me to separate myself from you again.
Grant that I may love you always,
then do with me what you will.
O quam tristis et afflícta
fuit illa benedícta
Mater Unigéniti!
Oh how sad and sore distressed
was that mother highly blessed,
of the sole-begotten One!