The season of Lent offers us a sacred time for contemplating what it means to accompany Our Lord as he carries the Cross.
During his Passion, we see Christ laboring under the burden of our sufferings and of those whom we love. As the prophet Isaiah says, “He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows” (53:4), and he still carries them today. Perhaps this year we might pray for the grace to accompany more closely our neighbors and loved ones who are suffering, and so participate in Christ’s own sacrificial love as he shoulders their burdens.
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