The Fourth Station – HERE Jesus meets His Mother

At her side stood also some other women. They too were strong enough to leave their hiding and come out in the open to meet the Lord on his “Way of the Cross”. They, huddled together, wanted to scream. There were tears in their eyes and their hearts were in pain. They could not believe what they were seeing.  See also Via Dolorosa and Third Station.

This is the way how a tour is given! For those, who are interested in a tour (the Way of the Cross), contact Wim. It’s a one-day tour, costing $150 (per group, maximum 30 persons). The content of the tour is here, and the stories behind the Way of the Cross will be much more expanded then it is here presented.

Via Dolorosa, Station IV
Via Dolorosa, Station IV

His mother tries to get closer in order to say a word to her son. Jesus looks up at her. He too sees her and tries to go to her comfort. He had known her comforting love for many years. He had known her tender caring and her loving heart. Their gazes met. Jesus stopped, but in that instant was pushed away by the rushing soldiers. They had to keep moving. They had no time to loose in stupid soft talk.

Via Dolorosa, Station IV
Via Dolorosa, Station IV

Jesus did not say a word but looked straight in the eyes of his mother. Without speaking a word they could communicate through their eyes. Their eyes arrived at the heart and Jesus was again repeating to her the words he had said when he was still twelve: “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” (Lk 2,49).

She answered him by repeating in her heart the words of Simon in the temple on presentation day “And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” (Lk 2,35). They could have gone on forever but ….


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