Carries His Cross
a reflection by Fr Koen Maes, C.P., Missionary in the
you wish to come after me, you must take up the cross and follow
me. If you wish to save your life, you will lose it, but if you
lose your life for my sake, you will find it." Matthew
Jesus leaves the
city he loves so much, a city that does not recognize its Messiah.
Carrying his cross, he is mocked and ridiculed by the crowd. The Lamb
of God carries the sins and sufferings of us all.
God, our Father,
we commend to you those who are persecuted, scorned, misunderstood,
and driven from their homes. Help them join their sufferings to
the cross of Jesus so that they may gain new life. We also commend
all our separated brothers and sisters to you; gather them into
one flock under the one Shepherd.
God, grant us the grace to remember the teachings of the Passion
of your Son and to know his Resurrection.
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