2nd Station – Jesus Carries His Cross

The following excerpts come from The Way of the Cross written by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and published by Our Sunday Visitor (1982).

JESUS CARRIES HIS CROSS

“But by a divine act,  Our Lord made the sign of contradiction the sign of redemption, and converted the Cross into the Crucifix.  The Cross is the problem of pain and death; but the Crucifix is the solution … that unless we take up our own crosses and follow Him we cannot be his disciples.

I know, dear Lord, how crosses are made.  … Up to this point, dear Jesus, I have done nothing but fashion crosses by disobeying your holy law and asserting my own selfish desires.  Grant that I may make you no more crosses, but henceforth may place the bar of my will alongside the bar of your will…”

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