2nd Station, Jesus receives the Cross

With the cross, Lord Jesus, you have taken upon yourself the whole of human kind, all the weight of our weaknesses, sin and death. Such is your love for us; such is your obedience to your Father. To have accepted this suffering and this death was a mysterious and terrible agony, a pure contradiction to the wholeness and purity of your nature. In the name of your courage and in the name of your love, we can only beg for the light by which to discern and face our cross, the cross you have prepared for us, the cross you have fitted to each one’s very being, woven into the fabric and movement of each of our lives.

Teach us to see our daily crosses as a path of life through you Lord. Teach us how to receive our cross.