1st prel. Stat.
2nd prel. Stat.
3rd prel. Stat.
The 4th Station:
Jesus starts again his journey towards the gallows. The mother was informed
about what was happening. She could not stand the vociferous voices near the
Antonia. But she had tried in all ways to see her son. How could anyone imagine
otherwise? She was a mother who loved her son. She was a mother who knew her
son and stood by him all along.
At her side stood
also some other women. They too were strong enough to leave their hiding and come
out in the open to meet the Lord on his "Way of the Cross". They, huddled
together, wanted to scream. There were tears in their eyes and their hearts were in
pain. They could not believe what they were seeing.
Dear Jesus, while you were staring in your mother's eyes I could feel the
tenderness of your heart, the beauty of your words, the infinite love that made
you accept the burden of the cross. Dear Lord, you must have suffered to see the
tears on your mother's cheeks and hear her sobbing voice. This was yet another weight on your cross. Dear Jesus, how I wish that I could learn to love without
speaking, to care without noise, to be for the other without making the other
feel disturbed by my presence! In front of your suffering mother, dear Jesus, I
ask you to make me more human in my feelings and more open to the hearts of the
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