Then, to assist my weary Jesus, a man is forced to carry the cross for him. Sadly, I see that I am that Cyrenean, who occasionally though unwillingly takes up some cross that you, my Jesus, offer me.
How foolish I am! For my whims, for my pleasure, I don’t dread hardships, I don’t fear dangers, I don’t count the sweat. For you, my dear Jesus, everything aggravates me, everything bores me, I seek to avoid everything. How lukewarm, how weak I am!
My Jesus, grant me a little fervor, enliven my courage to suffer with you, so that I may rejoice with you forever.
Reading: Matthew 27:32; Mark 15:21;Luke 23:26
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