Station I: Jesus is condemned to death
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you:
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
As soon as it was morning, the chief priests, with the elder and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation; and they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him to Pilate. And they all condemned him and said, “He deserved to die.” When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called the Pavement (in Hebrew, Gabbatha). Then he handed Jesus over to them to be crucified.
God did not spare his own Son:
But delivered him up for us all.
Reflection: Where am I in the betrayal of Jesus?
Take a few minutes to listen to, and reflect on, this meditation from Pray as you Go on Jesus’ betrayal and arrest. Where do you find yourself in this story?
Lord Jesus, though you were condemned to suffer and die, all judgment has been placed in your hand. Grant that we may be saved from all false judgments against our neighbor, and at the last may stand before you, forgiven by your great mercy, for the sake of your love. Amen.