Jesus is met by his Blessed Mother

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.
4TH STATION How can I describe you, to what compare you, daughter of Jerusalem?
Who can rescue and comfort you, virgin daughter of Zion?
For huge as the sea is your affliction.
[Lam. 2:13]
Spend a few moments in silent reflection:
- Does my love for Jesus give Mary any comfort, or does my half-hearted love add to her afflictions?
- Do I give Mary the love and honour due to her as the Mother Jesus entrusted to us?
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.
Quæ mœrébat et dolebat
et tremébat cum vidébat
nati pœnas íncliti.
Christ above in torment hangs;
she beneath beholds the pangs
of her dying glorious Son.