Jesus falls the first time.

We adore you O Christ, and we praise you.

Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

It was essential that he should in this way become completely like his brothers (and sisters) so that he could be a compassionate and trustworthy high priest of God's religion, able to atone for human sins. That is, because he has himself been through temptation he is able to help others who are tempted.
Hebrews 2:17-18

Lord, I often fall in my journey towards you, through sin or human weakness. I have also caused others to fall. Help me to realise that it is not falling that really matters, but getting up again, like you did, and carrying on with trustful perseverance. Let me keep my eyes focused on you and your merciful and unconditional love. May I always be compassionate to those who have fallen and give them all the support I can.

I love you, Jesus, my love, above all things. I repent with my whole heart of having offended you. Never permit me to separate myself from you again. Grant that I may love you always, and then do with me what you will.

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