Welcome to day 3 of the Online Stations of the Cross. Slowly browse these photos as you consider your own experience of being condemned. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and prayer. (Note: Submit your photos now and tag @OakHouseRetreats #condemned).
At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them. “If you are the Messiah,” they said, “tell us.”
Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I asked you, you would not answer. But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.”
They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?”
He replied, “You say that I am.”
Then they said, “Why do we need any more testimony? We have heard it from his own lips.” (Luke 22: 66-71)
Father, what an intense moment this was, as Jesus was condemned and shamed by the leaders of his community. However, his identity could not be shaken. Help me to stand firm in my identity as your child, no matter what others say.