In staggering those final uphill steps, all strength leaves him, and he falls once more. Each step felt like the end of the journey. He can go no further. And yet, one final effort... He staggers forward, and is dragged to the place of execution.
Lord Jesus, may the Spirit of your love
urge us onward.
Do not allow us to give up,
whatever our weakness,
however often we fall.
Help us to see our world
through the eyes of the crushed and the broken,
that we might all grow more closely together
and support one another along the way
in the love you have shown us.