Simon helps Jesus to carry the Cross

Simon of Cyrene, just then coming in from the country, was pressed into service to carry Jesus’ Cross.


Resentment becomes joy for Simon as he finds in Jesus’ hand on his shoulder both a welcome acceptance of support and a gesture of thanks.


Caught up in my own little world, Lord, I fail to see the needs of others. With you, I too can offer a hand of support, and in that offering, find your support for myself.

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