The Second Station

Jesus Accepts His Cross

“And carrying the cross himself, he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha” (John 19:17).

The film contrasts the two thieves crucified with Christ. The bad thief ridicules Christ for accepting his cross. We can presume the bad thief’s life up to that point consisted in getting what he wanted by doing whatever he could get away with.

I, too, try to get by with the minimum as I seek to please myself. What crosses do I reject?
Pray this prayer from your heart: Lord Jesus, the good thief accepted his cross in the end, and it brought him to paradise.  Help me to accept the crosses you send me for my sanctification. Amen.

Pray one of each prayer:  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

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  1. Pilate Condemns Christ
  2.  Jesus Accepts His Cross
  3. Jesus Falls the First Time
  4. Jesus Meets His Mother
  5. Simon Helps Carry the Cross
  6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
  7.  Jesus Falls The Second Time
  8. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus Falls The Third Time
  10. Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
  11. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
  12. Jesus Dies On the Cross
  13. Jesus Is Taken Down From the Cross
  14. Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb
  15. Jesus Rises