The Journey Station 5

Simon carries the cross of Jesus

‘As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and the soldiers forced him to carry the cross.
They came to a place called Golgotha, which means The Place of the Skull.’ Matthew 27 v 32-33

Reflecting on the painting and
Your Journey through life

  1. Being called upon to help others will always be costly; it will take our time, call upon our skills, and may require a financial commitment.
  2. Take a moment to imagine Simon, yourself, a loved one, or others as the faceless figure in the painting – someone who carrying another’s burden. Who is in the painting for you? What does it make you think or feel?

Quotations to inspire you on
Your Journey

  1. ‘If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.’ Matthew 5 v41
  2. ‘Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did to me.’ Matthew 26 v 31-46
  3. ‘We know that what we are doing is simply a drop in the ocean, but if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.’ Mother Teresa

Words from a Famous Hymn to
support you on Your Journey

‘When I needed a neighbour, were you there, were you there?
I was hungry and thirsty, were you there, were you there?
I was cold, I was naked, were you there, were you there?
When I needed a shelter, were you there, were you there?’

Sydney Carter