In this station, Jesus falls for the first time as the weight of the cross becomes unbearable. Jesus is weak, brutally scourged, and frail from his torture and punishment for his love of every person that would soon weigh the cross after him.
Have there been times where we have fallen along our Lenten journey? Have we acted like St. Peter when we took his gaze away from Jesus only to be rescued for his lack of faith?
We are faced with the decision to give up or get up and continue our journey.