Station V: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry His Cross

Too battered to carry his Cross alone..the guards ask a bystander to help Jesus. Whether out of fear or devotion, Simon accepts. In this moment, Christ speaks to His Church. There is no burden that is borne alone. Our brothers and sisters in the faith are our support and guide; Led in community by the one Holy Spirit which makes us one in Christ.

Together we carry each others burdens…..pronouncing blessings, healing and relief to those who suffer in our midst. Even our Lord was never alone on his Way through suffering.

My God bears the Cross with his brother Simon for me…and he does so with love.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us sinners. Remember us, when you come into your kingdom +

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