Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry his Cross.

We adore you O Christ, and we praise you.

Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

On their way out, they came across a man from Cyrene, Simon by name, and enlisted him to carry his cross.
Matthew 27:32

Lord, give me a willingness to help carry other people's burdens. Enable me to realise that when I help other people I am being like Simon of Cyrene, that I am helping you and giving you strength. I am identifying with Simon each time I do a cleaning chore carry an object for someone, listen to someone patiently, fetch something from the shop, or pray for someone. I know, Lord, that you are the one I help when I feed the hungry, clothe the naked and visit the sick. May I always remember that any kindness I extend to others, I really give to you.

Lord, for the times that I have not helped someone in need to carry their burden: Lord have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

Lord, for the times I have been unwilling to share my strength, my goods, or my talents: Christ have mercy.

Christ have mercy.

Lord, for the times I have not shared your truth and love with others. Lord have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

Whoever does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
Luke 14:27

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