The Stations of the Cross 1

Meditation of Blessed Alphonse Marie
on the Stations of the Cross

 1. Jesus Is Condemned to Death

 “The chief priests accused Jesus of many things. Again Pilate questioned him, ‘Have you no answer? See how many things they accuse you of.’ Jesus gave him no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.” (Mk 15:3-5)

Still are ringing in my ears the words of our priest about Jesus’ suffering in the Olive Garden: “Look children, what Jesus, our dear Savior, suffered because of our sins and how suffering had caused Him to bleed. Look children, how violent this suffering must have been. Suffering is already violent when it causes sweating, but what must it be when the suffering caused bloody sweat? These sufferings of Jesus have caused our sins.” (Autobiography of Elizabeth Eppinger, I/28)