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The statue you're seeing now is the Third station of the cross, "I FALL THE FIRST TIME," portrays a pivotal moment in Jesus' journey to Calvary. As a pilgrim who has encountered this station, you are presented with a powerful visual representation of Jesus' physical and emotional struggle during His Passion.

In this station, Jesus stumbles and falls under the weight of the cross for the first time. This fall serves as a profound symbol of His humanity, as He willingly took on the limitations and vulnerabilities of human existence. Despite being divine, Jesus fully experienced the pain, fatigue, and challenges that come with carrying such a heavy burden.

This depiction of Jesus' fall invites deep reflection. It reminds us of our own human frailty and the struggles we face in our lives. Just as Jesus stumbled, we too stumble and fall in our spiritual journey and encounter difficulties that seem overwhelming. However, Jesus' fall also highlights His unwavering love and solidarity with humanity. His willingness to bear the weight of our sins and endure suffering demonstrates the depths of His compassion and his desire to offer forgiveness and salvation.

In this Third Station of the Cross, witnessing Jesus' fall reminds us of His understanding and empathy for our struggles. His example encourages us to persevere in adversity, rise after our own stumbles, and find solace in His presence. We are invited to surrender our burdens to Jesus, knowing He is ready to help us bear our crosses. Through this station, we deepen our understanding of Jesus' humanity and His boundless love for us, finding strength in His example and embracing our journey of faith with hope and resilience.



Leader: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

Response: Because, by Your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.


Leader: Consider the first fall of Jesus. Loss of blood from the scourging and crowing with thorns had so weakened Him that He could hardly walk; and yet He had to carry that great load upon His shoulders. As the soldiers struck Him cruelly, He fell several times under the heavy cross.

Response: My beloved Jesus, it was not the weight of the cross but the weight of my sins which made You suffer so much. By the merits of this first fall, save me from falling into mortal sin. I love You, O my Jesus, with all my heart; I am sorry that I have offended You. May I never offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me as You will.

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