Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We Walk with Christ: Third Station

Jesus Falls the First Time

How many times have you fallen in life?
How many times have you not been the wife and/or mother that you wanted to be?
How many times have you fallen failed to follow through on projects and tasks?
How many times have you felt as though you could not get up one more morning, one more day?
How many times have you felt as though you could not rise up to the duties in your state of life?
Lay all your failings and your falls at the foot of the cross.  Padre Pio taught that all people should approach the altar in church as though they were approaching the hill of Calvary to join Mary at the blood-stained base of the cross. 
Join Mary at the foot of the cross...and remember that Jesus has redeemed all your shortcomings. He has already lifted them up.  There is no reason for you to stay down in the dirt, beaten and alone.  He has shown you how to rise and shoulder your cross.  Through His Resurrection, He wills you to rise up. 
Do not stay down.  Take up your cross and rise.  As Christians, we have faith.  Rise with faith.  And follow Him.
"God has not called me to be successful; He has called me to be faithful." ~ Mother Teresa
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