The Second Station - Jesus Takes His Cross
We adore you O Christ and we praise you.
Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world!
Christ Speaks: This cross, this hunk of wood from a tree, is what my Father has chosen for me. The crosses of life that you must bear are often products of your daily life. And yet my Father chose them, too, for you. Receive them from his hands and take heart, my friends, that I will not let your crosses grow too heavy for your strength!
We Speak: Compassionate Jesus, we take up our daily cross. We welcome the monotony that often marks our day, there are discomforts of all kinds, the summer heat, winter's cold, disappointments, tensions, setback, struggles, pains, sadness’s, worries, cares. Reminds us Jesus, that in carrying our cross, we carry yours with you. But we only bear a sliver of your cross. You carry all of ours, except a sliver in return!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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