Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Seventh Station ~ Jesus Falls a Second Time

Chapel of the 7th Station ~ Via Dolorosa

JESUS REMAINS SILENT while mockery and ridicule are heaped upon him. Whether in school, business, parish, village - we all take our turn being treated badly at some point or other. And this can cause a great suffering. "...but words can never harm me," isn't really true, is it? 

In humility and truth however, I acknowledge having perhaps damaged the reputation or good name of others myself. 

Silent Jesus, forgive!

Calumny is speaking untruths about people and hurting their reputations.

Detraction is without good reason, revealing the faults of others to people who knew nothing about it.

Rash judgment is assuming as true, without real foundation, the faults of another person.

The Spiritual Works of Mercy call me to bear wrongs patiently,. Jesus never escalates violence or hurt. Rather, he teaches, "Pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust." (Matthew 5: 44,45)

Some silent moments

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


  1. How often I find myself guilty of these infractions. Oh good Jesus guide me to seek a better life in You and follow your loving ways. Thank you Father for giving us a path to walk. It is leading me every day through Lent, always in my mind to be more like Jesus.

  2. Jesus shows us that it is OK to stumble and fall. Then we must get back up and persevere even when out journey is long and difficult.