Leader: We adore thee, O Christ, and we praise thee.
All: Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.
“Have you no reply at all? (See how many times you fall down….) But, to their amazement, Jesus made no further reply.” Mark 15:4-5
“The ground is rocky here. There are patches of rock on the road. There is little soil. Any growth has no roots. It is withered. I remember saying that people were like that. When they faced the music, some trial or persecution, they fell away. And now I have fallen, fallen many times. My crown of thorns is choking my brain. I remember talking about people who were choked by what is in their heads – worries, desires, passions, whatnot. The real thing is a lot worse.”