Saturday, 18 July 2009

Giving up.

It happens to all of us I suppose at one time or another.

We try to achieve something, but the more we try the more we fail. We try again and again and we fail one more time. We’re so tired of trying to achieve our goal that we feel like giving up.

It is said that on His way to Calvary Jesus fell to the ground three times. It is not Biblical of course, but we can assume that He must have stumbled or fallen at least once.

He was exhausted. He had been beaten, mocked, spat upon and tortured. His disciples had run away in fear, one of whom even denied Him three times, He must have been totally exhausted carrying His Cross up that hill.

That's enough to make anybody give up.

Jesus could have stayed there on the ground and died on the spot. But He got up. Three times, He got up and continued His journey to a cruel and very painful death.

He did it for us. He did it because His Father asked Him to.

Let that be our inspiration to try once again when we feel like giving up.

2 comments:

  1. Excellent post. It is a practice in Catholicism to walk the "Stations of the Cross", recognizing the agony of His last steps, and using His example of strenghth, faith, humility and trust as a model for ourselves as we journey home. It is a concrete way to put ourselves into the passion of the Christ and to recognize His gift to us.

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  2. Amen.

    We do the Stations of the Cross during Holy Week on Good Friday in our church.

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