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Jesus Falls the First Time

“No slave is greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name” (John 15:20-21).

In the film, Jesus’ followers were distressed when they saw Christ condemned in the courtyard, then scourged, then burdened with the cross. But they still might have expected him to rise up and strike down the Romans at last.
When he fell, it began to hit home. The soldiers were winning! Setbacks and failures in my life test my faith, too. How quick am I to doubt when the chips are down?

Pray this prayer from your heart: Lord Jesus, it is easy to speak with eloquence about the cross. But you know that the cross isn’t eloquent. It’s real -- hard and heavy. Give me the grace to reject discouragement anyway, just like you did. Amen.

Pray one of each prayer: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be


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  1. Pilate Condemns Christ
  2.  Jesus Accepts His Cross
  3. Jesus Falls the First Time
  4. Jesus Meets His Mother
  5. Simon Helps Carry the Cross
  6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
  7.  Jesus Falls The Second Time
  8. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus Falls The Third Time
  10. Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
  11. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
  12. Jesus Dies On the Cross
  13. Jesus Is Taken Down From the Cross
  14. Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb
  15. Jesus Rises