Thought for the Day – 12 October – The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery, The Road to Calvary

Thought for the Day – 12 October – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

“Month of the Holy Rosary”
The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery
The Road to Calvary

“The executioners realised that Jesus had expended all His energy and became afraid that He would not be able to reach the place of execution.
For this reason, they compelled Simon of Cyrene, who was coming back from the country after his work, to carry the Cross instead of Jesus.
At first he probably helped reluctantly because he was tired and anxious to get home.
When he recognised Jesus, however, he took the Cross willingly and carried it for Him.

What is our attitude to the cross which Jesus gives us?
He, Who was innocence itself, carried His burden with perfect resignation and love.
Why should not we, who are so sinful, carry ours with similar disposition, since we need so much to expiate our sins and to show our love for Jesus.

Antonio Cardinal Bacci




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