The Ninth Station

Jesus Falls the Third Time

“Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings.”
(1 Peter 5:8-9)

In the film, Satan follows Christ to the cross. He is delighted by each of his falls. Satan failed to defeat God when he revolted in heaven. He failed to tempt Christ in the desert. The way of the cross convinces him that he has won after all. Do I ever give Satan reason to think he is winning? By persisting in sin, do I tell him that Christ’s death was in vain?

Pray this prayer from your heart: Lord Jesus, the film’s ending reminds us that you vanquished Satan for all eternity. Don’t let me give in to his lies. When I fall, give me the grace to get up again and foil the plans of my enemy by uniting myself with your sacrifice. 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