Stations of the Cross (1)

JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH

 
His accusers brought many false charges against Jesus,
but He spoke not a word in His own defence.
‘crucify him!’ they shouted.
Pilate washed his hands, to show the decision was not his own,
but he did not dare to side publicly with Jesus;
instead, he was willing to content the people.
So Jesus was condemned to death.
Lord, when You were misunderstood,
You silently forgave;
but we so often respond in anger.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
Lord, You gave us opportunity to choose Jesus,
but for so long we have chosen rebellion
that demanded Your death.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.