The Characters in the Story Simon of Cyrene
Responses are from a liturgy used on Iona- Wildgoose Publications
Where Christ Walks We will follow
Where Christ stumbles We will stop
Where Christ cries We will listen
Where Christ suffers We will hurt
When Christ dies We will bow our heads in Sorrow
When Christ rises again in glory We will share his endless joy.
I came to Jerusalem for the Passover. I had heard of Jesus Nazareth of course, he was quite a figure. By the time I saw him for the first time he’d been up all night, flogged, beaten and exhausted. And then soldier suddenly grabs me and I find myself carrying the cross for Jesus. Amazing emotions went through me. To help someone can be such an honour; I never knew that before.
Heavenly Lord, Simon never volunteered to help Jesus. Help us to always look to help others before we are asked that we may help carry other people’s anxieties and ease their burden.