The Way of the Cross
Station #2: Jesus carries his cross.
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.
Because by Your Holy Cross You
have redeemed the world.
My Lord Jesus Christ:
I am carrying a cross ~ a heavy burden ~ right now, and it distresses me. And in fact, there are other troubles bothering me, too. Help me to know which crosses I should let go of because You have already redeemed me from them, and which cross I should carry for the sake of loving others, purifying my soul, and strengthening my relationship with You. Help me also to become aware that You are at my side, holding the larger portion of my cross. I complain about my burdens, and yet, You carried the burden of my sins and those of the whole world. Your pain was much greater than mine. Thank You for caring about me so much!
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Start the music and sing:
Was that Mother, highly blessed,
Of the Sole-Begotten One.