Seventh Station - Jesus falls a second time

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth. For the transgression of my people was he stricken.

7. Jesus falls a second time—Barbara Rowland, photo montage from Jerusalem's Via Dolorosa

Israel is…tourists. The…crucifixion. While walking there I experienced profound feelings. It felt as if the tourists all disappeared and I was there alone, filled with my quiet and grief. I looked to the ground to see Christ's blood feeling of being rolled back to that very time and place in history brought forth such feelings of anger and helplessness; these have been burnt into my soul and heart forever. Since my visit to Israel, I have worked on making productive use of these feelings and never fail in my belief of the man who died on the cross for me.

Seventh Station - Jesus falls a second time