The Fifth Station

Simon Helps Jesus Carry the Cross by Audrey Anastasi

When Your strength failed You,

Simon was there.

He carried Your cross.

Who was this man

who came to the  aide of

my weary Lord?

With gratitude I remember

that he stood near your executioners

and accusers and offered his hands

and a strong back

in Your moment of need.

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.

Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.