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Jesus carries his cross

Jesus carries his crossLeader: We adore thee, O Christ, and we praise thee.
All:  Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.

Reader: 
“They led him out to crucify him”. Mark. 15:21

Jesus speaks:
“I speak from the inside of me… My heart pounds.  My stomach sinks.  My hands get moist.  Reality hits.  I told them I would have to suffer and be rejected and be killed, and that it was God’s way.  They found that difficult.  Do you?  I do.  I never knew it would be like this.  My God, my God, why?  I do not take this cross with my own hands to carry it.  They put it on me.  Heavily.  I don’t know if I can bear it.”

Pause:

Jesus falls the first time