THE FOURTH STATION: JESUS MEETS HIS BLESSED MOTHER

As the soldiers drag Jesus to his feet his mother is there to help and comfort him. What did Jesus feel at this meeting? Love! Gratitude and perhaps, most of all, sorrow! Love for his mother, love which was so mutual; gratitude towards his mother, ‘at last a friendly face’.

Sorrow because he knows how much it hurts his mother seeing him in such a wretched state, ‘a worm and no man’.

But he knew she would be there, she always was when he needed her.

Meditation:

Of course Jesus knew she would be there for she was truly his mother, but Mary is also my mother and loves me more than I can possibly imagine! May this station ever remind me to call on Mary’s help whenever I am in need, whenever tempted to sin, whenever in sorrow, knowing that she is my mother.

Dying you destroyed our death

Rising you restored our life

Lord Jesus come in glory