Then they led Jesus out to crucify him. They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, to [help Jesus] carry his cross.
I knew that cross would be too heavy for Jesus especially after the beating he took at the hands of the guards.
The soldiers and the people kept mocking and laughing at him. Why did they hate this guy so much? As we were walking through the market Jesus kept falling to his knees. Finally they got this guy to help him, he looked strong enough.
Now I am an “old school guy” but Jesus taught me another thing by accepting help from this guy – asking for and accepting help is not something I am very good at- I thought it was a sign of weakness- You see I am too proud to ask for a help even though I know I need it.
Jesus simply thanked the stranger and got back on his feet and continued the journey.
Jesus, can you assist me to be strong enough to ask for help when I need it and to offer it to others when I am able.
With St. Dismas we pray:
Dear God, grant me a willing spirit that is not to proud to ask for help when I need it and to offer help to others when I am able.
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