Saturday, April 2, 2011
The Second Station, Jesus Embraces His Cross
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise you!
Because by your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world!
Lord, You embraced your cross. You did not shrink from it. You knew that it was through death on this piece of wood that would redeem fallen man.
How many times, Lord, do I run from my crosses -- mere tiny fragments -- compared to the one you bore out of love for me. I know that You help me to carry my crosses today, yet in a small way, my crosses freely embraced helped You to carry your cross to Calvary.
Lord, give me a generous spirit, so that I may learn to love my crosses and to bear them patiently, willing as a sacrificial gift to You.