Simon of Cyrene and Carrying the Cross
In no better way can we know God than through mental prayer and meditation, for as St. Francis de Sales says, “By often turning your eyes on Him in meditation, your whole soul will be filled with Him. You will learn His ways and form your actions after the pattern of His life.”
This meditation, taken from our book, Meditations and Reflections, will give you a better understanding of the value of your daily sufferings. As you reflect on Simon of Cyrene carrying the cross with Christ, you will come to the realization that the cross is not a burden but a blessing. With the help of prayer and God's grace, you will eventually thank God as Simon did, for the honor and privilege of being chosen to carry the cross with your Savior.