This is one of my favourite stations! The cross is full of life - it is bearing fruit, and plenty of it! Through his death, Jesus gives life to us all. Just as the women with their young children are life-bearers, so is Jesus. Let us pray for all those to be Baptised at the Easter Vigil and re-born into the life of the Risen Lord. May we rise to a new life with them.
May we bear much fruit through our Easter celebrations, for Jesus said: 'I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty.'