Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pick Up Your Cross and Look to Your Side

And Jesus said to them all, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." (Luke 9:23)

Today I thought often of Simon of Cyrene. When the Lord Incarnate could bear His cross no longer, Simon of Cyrene bore it with Him. Our Jesus knows that the cross we daily pick up is often heavy. He knows that sometimes we can't carry it another day. He does not forget the kindness of Simon, who shared the unbearable load on the journey to Golgotha. He does not forget us.