Simon of Cyrene
Sacred Scripture only briefly mentions Simon of Cyrene; but as Dan and Tom discover during their meditations on him and his role of “Cross-bearer,” his brief appearance evokes powerful truths and messages about our role in our own suffering and, more importantly, our role in the suffering of others.
Should we look for crosses? Only if someone else is carrying one. If we see a cross coming our way, one we cannot avoid, then can we face it and its harsh reality without losing our strength and our faith in both ourselves and in God? Yes; but perhaps we need to view each cross from a much different perspective–from the perspective of CHRIST, and of LOVE!
– Dan and Tom