Station IX Jesus Falls A Third Time

Station IX
Jesus falls a third time


Isaiah 29:4
Jerusalem will be like a ghost struggling to speak from under the ground, a muffled voice coming from the dust.
Isaiah 53:7
“He was treated harshly, but endured it humbly;
    he never said a word.
Like a lamb about to be slaughtered,
like a sheep about to be sheared,
    he never said a word.

Dust-bound Lord,
the voices of all beneath the rubble cry out for justice
their voices muffled by siren screams
and the thud of detonation.
There is a time to be silent and a time to speak.
Will you ever roar like a lion or is the silence of the lamb
The division is enough.
The suffering is enough.
The justification for oppression is more than enough.
Do we have to dig you out with our bare hands?
We wait, but not patiently, Lord. Amen.


The Artist and Author

The artwork is © 2019 Margaret Adams Parker.  The prayer is © 2024 the Revd Muriel Pearson.


‘Scriptures and additional materials quoted are from the Good News Bible © 1994 published by the British and Foreign Bible Society. Good News Bible © American Bible Society 1966, 1971, 1976, 1992. Used with permission.’

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