Jesus falls for the first time

Jesus falls for the first time

We adore you O Christ and praise you
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our infirmities; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God and afflicted, But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed by our iniquities.


Sure enough, the weight is too much. He can no longer bear the load. Does he feel like this when he looks on our world? The weight of suffering, wars, injustice, etc. etc. Is it all too much? It must seem so, yet this is what Jesus does. He bears all our sins for us because of the overwhealming love he has for us. It is too much for us and in the same way that we, when at our best and in our own small way, carry the weight of the sorrows of others, Jesus does it for us all.
Look at the other figures in the picture. See how little concern they have. One uses a finger to tell Jesus to get up, another tries to pull him up, a third uses a club. When we are not at our best do we see ourselves in the figure who just looks away?

O Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us(x3)

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est
(Where charity and love are, God is there)

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