Stations of The Cross
 

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JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH BY PILATE

†  We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.

Crowned with thorns and covered with a purple mantle, the soldiers presented Me again to Pilate.  Not finding a crime that he could punish Me for, Pilate was looking for a way to set Me free.  In the pitiable condition that I was in, Pilot showed Me to the mob.  He proposed to give Me liberty and condemn Barrabas, a famous thief and murderer.  The people shouted back: “Crucify Him and set Barrabas free!”

Souls who love Me, see how they have compared Me to a criminal.  How they have lowered Me more than the worst criminal.  Meditate for a moment upon the unspeakable martyrdom of My Heart: My heart degraded beneath the heart of Barrabas.  I am the most despised of men, and I am being condemned to death like an infamous criminal.  Pilate has pronounced sentence.  My little children, consider attentively how My Heart suffered…


                             †  Jesus, most obedient, meek and  humble of heart, have mercy on us.

 

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