Ave Maria Meditations
Arise, O Lord, and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face. (Ps 68:1)
The Ninth Station: He again inflicts upon His sweet Face the same pain and humiliation as before. At the site of Calvary, He rises, if one may so speak, with renewed courage and renewed love. His heart bid Him make haste to die for His children. O tender Heart of my God, what a poor return do I make to Thee! At the approach of the slightest pain, or the smallest sacrifice, I am frightened and discouraged. Pardon, my Jesus, pardon! I will rise up with Thee and as an encouragement to follow Thee, I will say to myself in every sorrow: the mercy of God calls me!