The Fifth Station

The Way of the Cross  - The Fifth Station

Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry his cross

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
Because by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.

Lord, how great was your plan of rescuing and freeing us!   You knew you were going to get weak and that you would need help; and so you knew somebody would have to help you.   When this stranger was first picked for the job, he probably resented it and tried to get out of it.   But what a privilege it was!   And the same is true for us, when you permit us to help you with your work of saving the world by giving us a chance to work at your side by helping others, by showing others by our good life what it means to be a friend of yours.

Lord Jesus, crucified.   Have mercy on us.   
Stations of the Resurrection:  Emmaus (Luke 24: 13 - 32)