Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jesus Falls Yet Again ~ The Ninth Station

"Ringing in our conscience...climb higher."

In every life there are choices to be made between right and wrong, good and evil. My conscience is an inner light that reveals and beckons, "No, not that way, but this." And while the rest of my self grows, so can my conscience grow and evolve. Or a conscience can stay un-evolved: ignored and unformed, weak and incapable of doing its job, leaving me helpless and prone to sad mistakes. Or I can choose to ignore my conscience, however much it tries to make itself known. 

But we grow in goodness, and along the way I mature as God's child. I will stay on my feet and choose well. At another time, while I may struggle mightily, still I'll fall, perhaps hard. I am never to be discouraged. While the falls of Jesus along the way to Calvary are not moral failures, they do re-assure me that Jesus understands weakness and sees my rising up to carry on as the only real option.

Pope John XXIII said, "We are all called to be saints. Every one of us has heard, and still hears, ringing in our conscience the command, 'climb higher'."

Our Father Who Art in Heaven...
Hail Mary full of grace...
Glory be to the Father...


  1. Every day as I read each Station, I ask myself why I never thought that Jesus' path to the Cross could be applied to my own life. You have shown us how each Station relates to our own human lives. If they taught us to pray the Stations in this way, more people would continue to follow the Way. Thank you for you inspirations.

  2. May the Lord bring to completion the good thing begun in you. And a Blessed Holy Week!

  3. These spiral stairs very fittingly represent climbing and also growth. The Fibonacci sequence is nature's numbering sequence, it's efficient way of giving advantage to growth. So as we climb higher we must remember to grow in God. I love your use of symbolism Father.