THE SECOND STATION. Jesus receives his cross
They give him back his clothing and the cross
is brought to him.
"Hail," says Jesus, "O Cross that I have so long desired!"
Ah, what a solemn moment--
that in which Christ for the first time
accepts the eternal cross!
Are you going to carry it all by yourself, Lord Jesus?
Make me patient in my turn
with the cross you want me to carry.
Because we must carry the cross
before the cross carries us.
Continue to STATION III
Art by Joan
Brand-Landkamer. Meditations by Paul Claudel.
Photos (c) St. James Cathedral, 2010. All rights reserved.