Jesus is Helped by Simon

Meditation

The soldiers saw that Jesus was weak.  They were afraid that he might not make it  to the place where he was to be crucified
The soldiers see Simon of Cyrene.

A soldier pushes Simon toward Jesus telling him to carry the cross. Simon saw Jesus was bruised and bleeding and quickly picked up the cross. He carried it for Jesus. They moved on with Jesus following Simon.

Prayer
Dear Jesus, Sometimes I pretend not to hear when my parents call me.   I leave when I know others could use my help. You gave help to everyone.  When you needed help, you accepted it.  Help me to give and accept help.

Mary, help me to see Jesus in all things.

Almighty Father,  Help me to be a friend to friendless.  Help me to help the needy.  This I ask through Christ Our Lord. Amen

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