Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Luke 23:22-24 - Jesus is Condemned To Death

Scripture: Luke 23:22-24

A third time he said to them, "Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no crime deserving death; I will therefore chastise him and release him."
But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
So Pilate gave sentence that their demand should be granted.


First Station – Jesus is Condemned To Death

Unjustly accused.
Jesus stands condemned. He is subjected to merciless indignities.
Those participating in the harassment of Jesus are not cruel and heartless persons.
They are everyday folks like us, caught in the fervour of the crowd.
They are afraid; afraid of authentic authority, the Authority of Truth. They are afraid of change

O condemned Redeemer and Author of life, we’re afraid.
There have been times when our fearfulness has not let us set aside our pride, our need for security, our need to be right; we have hurt and bruised each other.

Reflecting on your own sentencing, Lord, we lower our eyes in sadness and sorrow.

We have condemned that which is demanding of us. Forgive us and teach us to forgive each other.

Source: Stations of the Cross For Married Couples – Kass P Dotterweich

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