Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Jesus, as you carry your cross you see a group of women along the
road. As you pass by you see they are sad. You stop to spend a
moment with them, to offer them some encouragement. Although you are
have been abandoned by your friends and are in pain, you stop and
try to help them.
As a child, sometimes I think a lot about myself. I think about what
I want and would like people to spend their lives pleasing me.
As an adult, sometimes I act like a child. I become so absorbed in
myself and what I'd like that I forget about the needs of others. I
take them for granted, and often ignore their needs.
Help me think more about others. Help me remembers that others have
problems, too. Help me respond to them even when I'm busy or
preoccupied with my own problems.
My Jesus, help me to be a faithful friend. Help me to want to help
those who are going through a hard time or are being made fun of.
Help me to show your love.
Our Father.... Hail Mary.... Glory be to the Father....
Leader - Jesus Christ Crucified.
All - Have mercy on Us.
Leader - May the souls of the faithful
departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace.
All - Amen.