No words compel the breaking day
Creation loves the quiet way
With no defense you shouldered all the blame
With silence I will work today
At the second Station of the Cross Jesus takes up his cross.
“Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him” (Matthew 27: 27-30).
Reflection Question: Can you remember a time when you silently bore the blame for something or someone else?
Prayer: God, who spoke “Peace” and calmed the raging sea and who revealed your presence to Elijah not in a powerful wind or mighty earthquake or a consuming fire but in a whisper, help us to be still and know that you are God. In the name of Jesus, who with no defense shouldered all our blame.