We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
This fall of Jesus was agony to me.
Not only had He fallen on the rocky ground again,
but now He was almost at the top of the Hill of Crucifixion.
The soldiers screamed at Him and abused Him,
almost dragging Him the last few steps.
My heart pounded
as I imagined what they would do to Him next.
But, I knew this had to be,
so I climbed the hill silently behind Him.
Let us pray: My loving Jesus, I know that many times
I have offered my hand to help people,
but when it became inconvenient or painful to me, I left them, making excuses for myself.
Help me, Lord, to be like your mother, Mary,
and never take my supporting hand
away from those who need it.
O thou Mother, fount of love, Touch my spirit from above. Make my heart with thine accord.
Illustration by Jan Hearn ©
Posted by Fr Tomas