E. 5. Simon helps Jesus carry his Cross

As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus. (Luke 23: 26.)

A man from Africa helps Jesus carry his cross. We do not know what colour Simon's skin was, the Scripture is colour blind. May we remember that we are all created in God's image and surrender our fears when we meet someone different from ourselves. We pray for all who suffer becasue of colour, race or creed; for the removal of barriers of resentment and prejudice between peoples.

We adore you O Christ and we bless you

Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world


Stations of the Cross
Webpage icon A. 1. Jesus is condemned by Pilate
Webpage icon B. 2. Jesus Takes up His Cross
Webpage icon C. 3. Jesus Falls for the First Time.
Webpage icon D. 4. Jesus meets his Mother
Webpage icon F. 6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
Webpage icon G. 7. Jesus falls for the second time
Webpage icon H. 8. Jesus speaks to the Women of Jerusalem
Webpage icon I. 9. Jesus falls for the third time
Webpage icon J. 10. Jesus is Stripped of His Clothes
Webpage icon K. 11. Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
Webpage icon L. 12. Jesus Dies on the Cross
Webpage icon M. 13. Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
Webpage icon N. 14. Jesus is Laid in the Tomb