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Jesus Bears the Cross

Opening Prayer

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you; by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world. Help us to walk in your steps. Amen.

Reflection Question

In this scene, a crowd yells crucify; the one with the power gave in; and the One who is innocent was condemned. Reflect on times you’ve been each of those groups.

The Sacred Story

John 19:6,15-17

When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no guilt in him.”

They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” So he delivered him over to them to be crucified.

Carry My Cross

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, you taught, and now show, that your yoke is easy and your burden is light. Because of the burden of my sin, your yoke carries a cross. You carry my cross. For this, you have my unending devotion. Amen.