Jesus embraces the cross he knows that it is the will of the father.
Simon helps Jesus carry the cross. Jesus invites us to take up our cross daily, inviting us to share in his work of salvation. Lord let me not shrink from my cross.
- Jesus imbraces his cross
- take up your cross and follow Me
- do I complain that life is unfair
- I am a sinner. He was not. Yet He suffered for me.
- our cross has been made lighter by Jesus
- do I shair others suffering to lighten their load
- Lord give me the grace to imbrace my cross with Joy
- I accept the cross and choose You over the world
- we can join ourselves to Jesus and our suffering to His
- our suffering through Jesus have saving power
Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and carrying the cross himself he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.
As they were going out, they met a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross. And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of the Skull)
They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, 8 who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. They brought him to the place of Golgotha (which is translated Place of the Skull)
As they led him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country; and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus. A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.' At that time people will say to the mountains, 'Fall upon us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!' for if these things are done when the wood is green what will happen when it is dry?" Now two others, both criminals, were led away with him to be executed.