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Wednesdays & Fridays in Lent: Stations of the Cross (III)

“Jesus falls three times during his walk to Calvary. God falls. God is not supposed to fall, but God does fall. Like the crown of thorns, this is a divine reversal. Everything we hold to be important–power, physical strength–is turned upside down. God becomes weak, no longer the all-powerful, but one who can fall, one who can dieGod becomes human in the person of Jesus and [in the third station] we confront the humanity of God in the act of Jesus falling.” The Third Station “Jesus falls the first time” We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you: Because…

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Wednesdays & Fridays in Lent: Stations of the Cross

As we come to the First Station of the Cross we are confronted head-on with a divine reversal. God turns everything we hold so precious upside down. All the things we hold so dear—wealth, power, security—are replaced by a crown of thorns. It is here at the First Station of the Cross that we see the divine reversal as God’s Son wears a crown of thorns. We will ask ourselves during these fourteen Stations of the Cross whether we are willing to be disciples of Jesus. How willing are we to wear a crown of thorns? ~ John Peterson, A…