The Way of the Cross and Resurrection
A Guided Meditation
Jesus Takes Up His Cross

2 – Jesus takes up his Cross.
      Have I ever taken up my cross? 

      What is a crushing weight in my life? 

      Am I willing to surrender to your will? 

      Do I refuse and run from it? 

      Do I have faith in the eventual outcome? 

      Am I whining often filled with self-pity? 

      Am I crabby? 

      Will I carry it without complaint? 

      Help me to be obedient to what you ask of me, even if it’s difficult.

Let us pray:
Lord, thank you for blessing me with your amazing grace and love, and offering me access to deep wisdom and surprising inner strength. You present me with surrender and faithfulness. Here I am Lord, welcoming, embracing and embodying your gifts, filled with profound gratitude.