THE SEVENTH STATION. Jesus falls the second time
It is not
the stone beneath the foot,
nor the rope that pulls too sharply,
it is the soul that suddenly stumbles.
O middle of our lives!
O voluntary fall!
When love no longer has a center,
faith no longer a foundation,
because the road is long
and the end is far away;
because you are alone
and there is no consolation.
Continue to STATION VIII
Art by Joan
Brand-Landkamer. Meditations by Paul Claudel.
Photos (c) St. James Cathedral, 2010. All rights reserved.