Jesus falls the second time.

We adore you O Christ, and we praise you.

Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

Yet he was pierced through for our faults, crushed for our sins. On him lies a punishment that brings us peace and through his wounds we are healed. We had all gone astray like sheep, each taking his own way, and the Lord burdened him with the sins of all of us.
Isaiah 53:5-6

Lord Jesus, I know the humiliation of failing and the fear of ridicule and rejection. I dread giving scandal to others. May I learn from your second fall how important it is to to persevere in doing good, loving you and loving others. Let me never sink into the trap of self-pity, remorse, neurotic guilt and self-condemnation. Even though my efforts fail so often and I may feel that I cannot go on, let me give my burden to you, trust in you and carry on. I trust that you are always with me and that you hold me in the palm of your hand. With you I can do all things. I thank you that through your obedient love you have raised up a fallen world.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.



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