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The Fifth Station

Simon Of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry His Cross

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you

Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world

The soldiers were impatient with how long it was taking Jesus to carry the heavy Cross alone. They pulled Simon of Cyrene out of the crowd and made him help Jesus with his burden. Have you ever been compelled to help in a difficult situation? What was your reaction? Like Simon, we each have the opportunity to reach out to our loved ones, our neighbors, or a stranger in need.

 

Lord, grant us the desire to help those who need our assistance.


I love you, Jesus, my love above all things,
And I repent with my whole heart of having offended you.
Never permit me to separate myself from you again,
Grant that I may love you always, and then do with me what you will.