The Journey Station 3

Jesus falls for the first time
(A physical fall)

“Pilate had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
Then the governor’s soldiers…spat on him and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.”

Matthew 27 v 26-27, 30

Reflecting on the painting and
Your Journey through life

  1. ‘Falling’ is a frightening experience and can be caused by many things; such as declining health, an accident, or the actions of others.
  2. Take a moment to imagine Jesus, yourself, a loved one, or others as the faceless figure in the painting – someone who has fallen in some way. Who is in the painting for you? What does it make you think or feel?

Quotations to inspire you on
Your Journey

  1. ‘The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms.’ Deuteronomy 33 v 27
  2. ‘Nothing great was ever done without much enduring.’ St Catherine of Siena
  3. ‘Being strong does not mean that you never fall down, but that whenever you fall, you get up again.’ Confucius

Biblical Wisdom to Support you
on Your Journey

‘He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’ 

Isaiah 40 v 29-31