The Second Station of the Cross, Jesus Carries His Cross
Jesus carries the weight of all our crosses. Every step He takes brings him deeper into our human experience. He walks the path of human misery and suffering. He experiences the crushing weight of every human's cross.
We adore you, O Christ and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
Jesus has done this for me. I can't imagine how heavy this is to bear. I reflect on what it means that Jesus carries it. I look into his eyes. There the story is told. I put myself in His journey. I must walk under the cross beside Him.
I commence the walk moved by the power of His love. With both sorrow and gratitude I humbly express my love in the words that are given to me. I will notice those whose shoulders are bent, who struggle with their steps. I must help them carry their burdens as Jesus has done for me.