The Second Station

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The Second Station: Jesus Takes Up His Cross

We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.

Because by your holy cross, you have saved the world.

Now the soldiers make Jesus carry the heavy cross through the streets.  Jesus looks so tired and weak.  The people seem to be pleased with his humiliation and suffering.  Such hostility I do not understand.

Each of us has our cross to carry. We each have problems big and small.  Even though we often do not understand why, we go on and believe.

Dear Jesus, help me to carry my crosses.  Help me to do what is expected and give my all.  Through my belief in you, I will be able to continue on even through suffering and when I do not understand.

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