The Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Stations
9th Station—Jesus falls the third time
The commitment is to the death. The Collapsed knows only that life remains and, as such, must be offered until it is exhausted. Up. Onward. God will sustain. Let the Spirit drive us forward.
10th Station—Jesus is stripped of His garments
How sublime is the offering of standing naked before those who hate us and yet, in some way, less cruel than standing stripped before those who love us. Oh Jesus, give us the trust to endure all humiliation with confidence in the ultimate triumph of God’s love.
11th Station—Jesus is nailed to the Cross
Agony and relief. Total commitment leaves less room for question. We ask not ‘if’ anymore. We ask simply ‘how’, moment by moment in life’s anguish.