The Ninth Station
Jesus Falls the Third Time

students portraying Jesus falling the third time

We adore You O’ Christ and We praise You … Because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the World.

As He neared the end of the walk to His crucifixion, Jesus stumbled and fell again. He was embarrassed as people cursed Him and made fun of Him. Jesus could have chosen an easier way. He came to live among us, however, to show us how to live our lives. His example showed us that the easy way is not always the right way.

There are times in our lives when things are difficult. We may think that our lives would be much easier if we cheated or lied. Cheating on a test to get a better grade, copying someone else’s homework, or lying about something we’ve done is wrong. Even though we think that doing these things will make our lives easier, it will only make us feel worse. Jesus is our example and He always did the right thing even when it was hard to do.

Dear Lord, help us to think before we do something. Give us the strength and the courage to make the right decision even when doing the right thing is hard.

Lord Jesus crucified … Have mercy on us.

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Updated April 7, 2017