Jesus Bears the Cross
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.
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
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
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.