The Fifth Station

Simon Helps Carry the Cross

“As they were going out, they met a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross” (Matthew 27:32).

In the movie, Simon’s human nature, like ours, balks at the idea of carrying the cross with Christ. But once he starts it’s hard to stop.

As deadly as sin is, virtue is even more powerful. What about me? Am I still stuck in that moment of indecision, not willing to say Yes or No to the cross?

Pray this prayer from your heart: Lord Jesus, when I am afflicted by the cross, help me remember that it is you and me, together, arms around each other, carrying the cross up the hill. Amen.

Pray one of each prayer: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

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  1. Pilate Condemns Christ
  2.  Jesus Accepts His Cross
  3. Jesus Falls the First Time
  4. Jesus Meets His Mother
  5. Simon Helps Carry the Cross
  6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
  7.  Jesus Falls The Second Time
  8. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus Falls The Third Time
  10. Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
  11. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
  12. Jesus Dies On the Cross
  13. Jesus Is Taken Down From the Cross
  14. Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb
  15. Jesus Rises