Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Stations of the Cross, week 2

We'll do three stations this week. I hope you are finding the paintings and the prayers meaningful.

Third Station:
Jesus Falls the First Time




In my fear of failure, I abandon difficult projects, people, and problems. I procrastinate, and I finish tasks haphazardly. Buttress my soul with your strength. Help me to see that I can accomplish anything with you by my side.


Fourth Station:
Jesus Meets Mary, His Mother




In the midst of a hectic world, I am thrown. I turn my head this way and that, seeking solace in the mess. Guide me to those who will nurture me. Lead me to those who will lift me up out of the mess so that I might find that peace that passes understanding.


Fifth Station:
Simon of Cyrene Is Made to Carry Jesus' Cross




Sometimes I am frightened to give of myself to others. Peel the caul from my eyes so that I might see when I give part of myself to help another, I will gain ten times ten what was given. Show me that there is nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

Amen.

1 comment:

Stephanie K said...

Alexis should expand and publish these words and pictures..