Station 2: Jesus takes up his cross

After mocking him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him. [Matthew 27.31; Mark 15.20]

The guards clothe Jesus in a cloak representing imperial power, and place a crown of thorns on his head. Then they mock him.
“All who see me mock at me; they make mouths at me, they shake their heads.” [Psalm 22.7]
Then Jesus is led out carrying the cross on which he will die.


Lord Jesus, how often do I burden others unnecessarily, rather than bear the adversities of this life? How often do I fail to share the burdens of others? As I journey with you now, I look into your eyes and ask your forgiveness. I pray for all who are persecuted, throughout the world.


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