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The Second Station: Jesus Carries His Cross.
2. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
3. I contemplate the wood of that cross. I imagine how heavy it is. I reflect upon all it means that Jesus is carrying it.
I look into his eyes. It's all there.
4. This is for me. So I place myself with him in this journey. In its anguish. In his freedom and surrender. In the love that must fill his heart.
With sorrow and gratitude, I continue the journey. Moved by the power of his love, I am drawn to him and express my love in the words that come to me.
5. "Jesus said to all: 'Whoever wishes to be My follower must deny his very self, take up his cross each day, and follow in My steps." —Luke 9:23
"It is your privilege to take Christ's part — not only to believe in Him but also to suffer for Him." —Philippians 1:19
"I wish to know Christ and the power flowing from His resurrection; likewise to know how to share in His sufferings by being formed into the pattern of His death." —Philippians 3:10
"Even now I find my joy in the suffering I endured for you. In my own flesh I fill up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the sake of His body, the Church." —Colossians 1:24
"It is for His kingdom you suffer." —2 Thessalonians 1:5
"Never be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for His sake; but with the strength which comes from God bear your share of the hardship which the gospel entails." —2 Timothy 1:8
Prayer: Jesus, I rejoice in the measure that I share Your sufferings (1 Pt 4:13).