Thursday, March 13, 2008

Station 5 Jesus Recives his cross

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You . . . Because by Your holy Cross You have redeemed the world. Pilot hands Jesus over to be crucified. The guards take Him and lead Him away. Jesus receives the Cross without complaint or self-pity. He is like an innocent lamb being led to the slaughter. How often do we whimper, and complain, and feel sorry for ourselves when “the cross” is handed to us? Jesus by Your willingness to take up the cross, help us to understand that life is not always fair. Give us the wisdom to realize that what we are asked to do is small in contrast to what You did for us. Grace us with the fortitude to shoulder the crosses this life imposes upon us. Weakened, prodded, cursed and fallen, His whole Body bruised and swollen, Jesus tripped and lay in pain

Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

John 17:1

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