The Fifth Station - Simon Helps Jesus
We adore you O Christ and we praise you.
Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world!
Christ Speaks: My strength is gone; I can no longer bear this heavy cross alone. And so the soldiers make this man from Cyrene, named Simon help me. Simon is like you my friend. Give me your strength. Each time you lift some burden from another's back, your life as with your very hand the cross' awful weight that crushes me.
We Speak: Loving Jesus, helps us realize that every time we wipe a dish, pick up an object off the floor, assist a child in some small task, help a stranger, help someone we love, give another preference in traffic or the store; each time we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, teach the struggling, lend a hand in any way - it matter not to whom - our name is Simon. And the kindness we extend to other we really give to you!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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