Lenten Reflections: Stations of the Cross, Station 5

The fifth station of the cross, Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry the cross.

Written Reflection:

Jesus experiences the depth of what it is to be human, to be weak, frail, and unable to continue. So Simon comes and is forced to help Jesus carry the cross. Jesus allows another to help him, just as he still does today.

Jesus allows us to partner with him in bringing life, hope, and love to others. Help us to remember Jesus to carry our crosses. Help us to remember to help others carry theirs as well. We are not meant to carry a cross alone. Remind us to depend on you, and to let others help us with our burdens. Jesus during this season will you remind us to stop, and see others who are struggling. Will you direct us to lift them up. Today Jesus who are you sending me to help?

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