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Our reflection today focuses on the third station of the cross, when Jesus fell the first time under the weight of His heavy cross. It’s easy to get discouraged at times when life is difficult and especially if we are struggling with remaining committed to our Lenten sacrifice. But Jesus shows us what it means to persevere as He gets back on His feet, not just once but three times, and He did it all out of love for you and I.

In meditating on this part of Jesus’ passion and suffering, here are a few points of reflection to consider:

1.     What motivates you to continue carrying your crosses?

2.     Do you allow your crosses to become a catalyst for change in your life?

I hope you find this reflection helpful for your Lenten journey. Please feel free to send me your comments and questions at asklisa@catholicmatch.com.

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3 Comments

  1. Tara A. March 24, 2014

    Thank you for these videos and for sharing with us as you do, Lisa. You provide some great parallels and insights, ideas to consider on our walk through Lent. Prayers and gratitude your way ;)

  2. Rick-1016507 March 26, 2014

    Dear Lisa Duffy
    Thank you for your reflection it was inspiring and insightful, Gods love is shown to us through the life, death and Resurection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. And if we can see that True Love comes by way of the cross that is to give ourselves totally to the other maybe with Gods grace we can be resurrected in Christ glory to live out a renewed vocation. Rather it be devoted single, devoted married or a call to the Religous life. Please pray for me for I am decerning what is Gods call for me, and know that tonight I will pray for you, that God through the Holy Spirit leads you to more reflections. Male and female, masculine and feminine go together as the moon reflects the son, or As our Lady’s Love to us Reflects the omnipotent Love of her Son.
    Blessing
    Rick

  3. John-1046049 March 27, 2014

    When you talked about our Lord’s cross, you made me realize that at least His sufferings ended in the Resurrection and our salvation, and the derived thought in my head is that if I carry my crosses with the Lord they will also end well, but if I try to do it on my own, they’ll end in self pity, bitterness or some other negative outcome. I often pray to be like Simon and Veronica and help other people carry their crosses and in my time of need, I ask the Lord to send me someone like Simon, Veronica or the Women of Jerusalem, and of course the help of His dear Mother…

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