People came from all across the land to witness this execution. Nevertheless, most of those who followed you during your ministry, seem to be in hiding.
The soldiers and everyone gathered along the path will never allow you take away their pleasure in seeing you die the ignominious death on the Cross.
This yoke is surely heavy…
As with our daily lives, we just want to pass on by many of such crosses, minding our own business, hoping all would be alright. How hardened our heart has become, Lord?
Little did we know that, like Simon, God constantly calls us to walk beside Jesus and share the burden of the Cross. God wants us to see that it is a grace to be able to accompany Jesus on the way of the Cross and to help him. God wants the silent mystery of the suffering Jesus to touch your heart this Lent.
Resolve to respond to God’s calling today even when this seems to interfere with your own plans and desires. Help me to help you carry the cross and walk with you, help me to help others although it might seem difficult for me, help me to realise that I may be the only one amongst the many in the crowd being call forth to experience this grace.