We had some beautiful, short reflections at the Stations of the Cross this week, and I will share some of them with you over the next few weeks as we near the Triduum.
The style of these reflections is that we imagine what Jesus might say at each station, and then reply with what we should say.
Here is the reflection that accompanied Jesus Taking His Cross:
This cross, this chunk of tree, is what my Father chose for me.
The crosses you must bear are largely products of your daily life.
And yet, my Father chose them, too, for you.
Receive them from His hands.
Take heart, my other self, I will not let your burdens grow one ounce too heavy for your strength.
My Jesus, Lord, I take my daily cross.
I welcome the monotony that often marks my day, discomforts of all kinds, the summer's heat, the winter's cold, my disappointments, tensions, setbacks, cares.
Remind me often that in carrying my cross, I carry yours with you.
And though I bear only a sliver of your cross,
You carry all of mine, except a sliver, in return.
I hope you are all having a blessed Lent.